Chuck Hagel: War in Iraq was %u2018most fundamentally bad, dangerous decision since Vietnam%u2019

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Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. blasted former Sen. Chuck Hagel R-Neb. this morning for his positions against the war in Iraq - including the surge that brought stability into the region.

Hagel refused to say whether his position on the surge was a mistake and tried to explain his comments.

"I want to know if you were right or wrong," McCain fired back. "Its a direct question, I demand a direct answer."

Hagel refused to give McCain a yes or no answer, but added that he still believed the Iraq war was a "war of choice" and the "most fundamentally bad, dangerous decision since Vietnam."





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