Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) came out swinging Thursday morning, challenging his former colleague Chuck Hagel (R., Neb.) during the latter’s confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense.
Hagel explained that he stood by his remarks “because I made them,” but decline to say whether his decision to oppose the surge was the right call, opting to “defer to the judgment of history.”
“I’m not going to give you a yes or no,” he told McCain. “I think it’s far more complicated than that.”