View Full Version : Another Iran hater appointed as Secretary of Defense

02-12-2015, 11:00 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as President Barack Obama's next secretary of defense.

Carter, 60, who was approved in a 93-5 vote, served as deputy defense secretary, the Pentagon's No. 2 position, from 2011 to 2013. He was also the Defense Department's chief weapons buyer from 2009 to 2011 when he led a major restructuring of the F-35 fighter jet program.

At his confirmation hearing on Feb. 4, Carter underscored his determination to boost the U.S. defense budget, drive down the cost of new weapons and make sure new technologies are delivered to troops quicker.

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02-13-2015, 01:49 AM
Iran hater? that's just being a normal American.

Ronin Truth
02-13-2015, 06:07 AM
Apparently that's just a prerequisite and litmus test for the job.:p