Regardless of whether he has been weakened or not during this whole charade, he will seek payback. I, for one, do not want to be in the shoes of those trying to humiliate and deny post to the future Secretary of Defence of the United States.
U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. Senator McCain says Hagel 'not qualified' as defense secretary