Thursday, January 31, 2013

WATCH: Entire Confrontation Between McCain, Hagel

Arizona Senator John McCain (R-AZ) went after former friend and fellow Republican Chuck Hagel this morning during the hearing on Hagel's nomination to be the new Secretary of Defense.  The two faced off on Hagel's comments about either the surge in Iraq (McCain's take) or the entire Iraqi war (Hagel's take) being the "most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam."

The nearly-10-minute exchange was tense, and McCain assumed the role of hard-driving cross-examiner, interrupting and pouncing when Hagel paused.  Hagel eventually tried to explain himself more fully, after initially seeming to be caught flat-footed by the aggressiveness.

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