Well that explains everything about your lack of objectivty
I admitted my lack of objectivity to you.
He was unable and unprepared to deal with the intense questioning. That was the point of the OP, and I concurred. Even the Left of center Politico conceded that.
This has nothing to do with W's style or Hagel's style. This has all to do with Hagel being unable to provide answers. Stylistically he stunk. But more importantly, he could give no coherent reasoning for past statements. He could not hide or diminish his anti-Israel sentiments. When confronted with the tape of him agreeing, or at least not even challenging a call on Al Jazeera that the "US is the bully of the world" he had no reasonable explaination.
And I don't care how much you may feel that the "US is the Bully of the World", I would hazard a guess that the vast majority of Americans don't think so, and that's a helluva thing for a US Senator to let go unchallenged.