Hagel To The Left of Lieberman

From Holden:

Via Kos, Republican Senator Chuck Hagel knows a quagmire when he sees it.

Calling conditions in Iraq “an absolute replay of Vietnam,” Sen. Chuck Hagel said Friday that the Pentagon is making a mistake by beefing up American forces in Iraq.

U.S. soldiers have become “easy targets” in a country that has descended into “absolute anarchy,” the Nebraska Republican and Vietnam combat veteran said in an interview with The World-Herald.

He said that in the previous 48 hours, he had received three telephone calls from four-star generals who were “beside themselves” over the Pentagon’s reversal of plans to bring tens of thousands of soldiers home this fall.

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“That isn’t going to do any good. It’s going to have a worse effect,” Hagel said. “They’re destroying the United States Army.”

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