To The Editor:
Politics is a maddening and frustrating topic even to those of us who are also fascinated by it.
One of the most frustrating things currently is the filibuster against the confirmation of secretary of defense nominee Sen. Chuck Hagel.
The Pentagon now has no one in charge to guide and protect our soldiers in Afghanistan and around the world.
Is getting even for some policy difference 10 years ago a good enough reason to require 60 votes for confirmation?
Is Congress now about schoolyard macho rather than national governance?
Perhaps Sen. Hagel’s turnaround on the Iraq War matters to some but most of us like to see our legislators actually legislate rather than earn money for doing nothing but get even.
National security is on the line and we need the confirmation now.
The soldiers and their families at Fort Hood and around the world deserve better.