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Let's get some perspective now on the -- nomination senior political analyst for humans here tonight with us good evening Brett I'm Bret.
Supporters of former.
Senator hagel are fond of citing what they say was his courage and bucking his party and its president on the Iraq War.
Indeed his agreement with President Obama on issue when both -- -- senators is said to have formed the bond between them.
But there is another way to look at the -- record on Iraq when the authorization to go to war there was before the senate.
Hagel certainly voiced misgivings lamenting what he said was a lack of knowledge of the country and -- official insufficient awareness of the risks and possible difficulties.
But when the roll was called hazel voted high when things got tough later he became a major critic.
And as has been amply noted when President Bush ordered a troop surge to try to redeem the situation.
Hagel called -- the biggest foreign policy blunder since Vietnam.
Even had it failed to troop surge would not have been that Andy did not fail this is a record to be proud of after Vietnam this country was grip with the reluctance to use military force and a sense that US military power was a big part of what was wrong with the world.
It was known as Vietnam syndrome the first President Bush thought he banish it with the success of the first gulf war.
But with President Obama reelected the US out of Iraq soon to be out of Afghanistan and chuck -- chosen for defense.
That's syndrome seems to be back again.
-- There -- some in this town Brit who say that the -- nomination and all of the controversy surrounding it Israel Iran Hamas.
There it's going to get a lot of attention and perhaps it's going to take a lot of attention from the -- nomination.
-- -- I do I think that I think that they'll be a big fight over -- they'll be melodramatic confirmation hearings will be some suspense over Willie make hitter -- not.
I think in the end he will make it in the meantime.
For us the senate to engage in two major confirmation treated the same time so I do think that the fuss over -- -- makes it easier for -- for sure Margaret thank you.
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