McCain on Hagel: ‘The Most Unimpressive Performance that I Have Seen’

by Nathaniel Botwinick

Senator McCain explained his objections to Chuck Hagel at today’s vote this afternoon. Hagel’s performance “was the most unimpressive  performance that I have seen . . . He didn’t even know that our policy toward Iran was not one of containment.” Furthermore, McCain continues to be disappointed with Hagel’s position on the surge in Iraq as well as on other matters of national security: “Senator Hagel’s judgment was wrong, it continues to be wrong, and refuses to admit that he was [wrong] on this issue and many other issues.”

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