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  •  Iraq war vote? (0+ / 0-)
    Hagel, was right to be against the Iraq War...
    Voted for the Iraq war
    Voted for the Patriot Act
    Voted for the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts
    Voted for No Child Left Behind
    Voted against Bush’s Medicare prescription drug bill
    Voted against McCain-Feingold
    I think he warned against the war but voted for it. By 2005 he was openly against the war and voted against the surge.

    On August 18, 2005, Hagel became the first Republican U.S. senator to publicly criticize the Iraq war and to call for withdrawal. He has compared the war to Vietnam, openly mocked Vice President Dick Cheney's assertion that the Iraqi insurgency was in its "last throes," and called for a withdrawal of troops to begin "within the next year." [1]

    In November of 2005, Senator Hagel made a much-publicized statement saying "To question your government is not unpatriotic -- to not question your government is unpatriotic." This was in reference to the increasing amount of debate surrounding the Iraq War, and his assertion that the United States should withdraw its troops.

    In December of 2005 in reference to Bush the GOP and the Patriot Act's erosion of civil liberties, Hagel made a much-publicized statement saying "I took an oath of office to the Constitution, I didn't take an oath of office to my party or my president," [2]

    On Friday, July 28, 2006 Hagel made another public statement against the war when he referred to it as "an absolute replay of Vietnam." In an interview with The World-Herald, Hagel stated that the Pentagon is wrong to increase the number of American troops Iraq. He also said that American soldiers had become "easy targets" in a country that has turned into "absolute anarchy."

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:40:34 PM PST

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