Thursday, May 24, 2007

Two recent articles

There were two recent articles by Don Walton in the Lincoln Journal Star that are worth a read.

The first is about the fund raiser for Hagel that Senate minority leader McConnell hosted (McConnell says Hagel's Iraq warnings were right).
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lavished praise Friday on Sen. Chuck Hagel and said many of his warnings about the Iraq war have been validated.

“Many of the predictions Chuck Hagel made about the war came true,” the Kentucky senator said in a brief interview after his remarks at a fundraising reception.

“They have proven to be accurate.” Hagel’s views on the war “have not diminished his effectiveness,” McConnell said, and may, in fact, increase his effectiveness over time.
The second piece, "Don Walton: Maybe Hagel just being Nebraskan", notes the history of political independence in Nebraska politics and how Chuck Hagel fits that mold.


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Hagel may be considered soft on war by some conservatives, as one of your articles states, but he does not have the baggage McCain has. Perhaps the country wants someone who would tend less to send soldiers into battle? Just a thought.