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March 12, 2013

Kabul Dance

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• Embrace tiger, return to Afghanistan?

• Interesting contrast to Obama who runs all the time but looks svelte doing it.

• Does Hegel have the same issue as Jon Huntsman? Can’t play himself on TV.

• How’d they write that caption with a straight face?

As if Saturday’s, “Chuck Hagel, Man of Action” picture (below) wasn’t enough, the offering above tells me someone needs a “how to remember you’re being photographed at every minute” lesson….

Hagel Afghanistan Bagram

At the same time, what I can’t figure out is whether it’s Hagel or a lot of the dorkyness comes from being the face of a bloated Pentagon getting hammered by sequestration and deterioration in Afghanistan.

Cue 60s spy music.

– Karen Hull Donley

(photos: Jason Reed/Reuters caption 1: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel steps aboard a C-17 military aircraft as he prepares to return to Washington on March 11, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hagel ended his three day visit to Afghanistan on Monday, his first as Secretary of Defense.caption: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel steps aboard a C-17 military aircraft as he prepares to return to Washington on March 11, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hagel ended his three day visit to Afghanistan on Monday, his first as Secretary of Defense.)

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