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Shame on you, Chuck!

Chuck Hagel is at it again.  It is embarrassing that he is 1) from Nebraska and 2) representing the Republican party.  Well, he really isn’t representing the Republican party, is he?  Read below (emphasis mine):

WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading Republican senator and prospective presidential candidate said Sunday that the war in Iraq has destabilized the Middle East and is looking more like the Vietnam conflict from a generation ago.

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, who received two Purple Hearts and other military honors for his service in Vietnam, reiterated his position that the United States needs to develop a strategy to leave Iraq. Hagel scoffed at the idea that U.S. troops could be in Iraq four years from now at levels above 100,000, a contingency for which the Pentagon is preparing.

"We should start figuring out how we get out of there," Hagel said on "This Week" on ABC. "But with this understanding, we cannot leave a vacuum that further destabilizes the Middle East. I think our involvement there has destabilized the Middle East. And the longer we stay there, I think the further destabilization will occur."

Hagel said "stay the course" is not a policy. "By any standard, when you analyze 2 1/2 years in Iraq … we’re not winning," he said.

No, Senator Hagel.  The war in Iraq isn’t looking like the Vietnam conflict, you WANT it to look like the Vietnam conflict.  You need to hop the tour bus with your gal pal Jane Fonda and take your message to the smelly, sandal-donning, hemp-weaving hippies who might actually listen to your line of bullshit.  I’m embarrassed that you are representing my state and my party.  Perhaps YOU should be the one getting out.

Seth said:

Looks to me like he's just trying to broaden his voting base, another sellout using his VN military record as credentials.
As far as I'm concerned, he's just disqualified himself from my vote.

tee bee said:

Eric's right about Hagel. Let me know if you go with him to camp out in front of Hagel's house! And take pictures!

Seriously, Hagel is actually responsible for American deaths with this garbage rhetoric feeding the terrorists' propaganda efforts. I'll make up the crosses and you can plant 'em.