The wit and wisdom of Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel returned to his alma mater, the University of Nebraska, to deliver a speech on the challenges facing the Defense Department (excluding the challenge posed by the fact that he’s in charge of it). After his address, it was time for questions.

Hagel called on an audience member with brown skin. Before fielding his question, Hagel joked “you’re not a member of the Taliban, are you?”

The questioner turned out to be Robin Gandhi, an assistant professor at the University.

The selection of a fool like Hagel to run the Pentagon tells us all we need to know about the seriousness with which President Obama takes maintaining a defense adequate to protect of our country.