Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Senator Hagel on "The Plan"

Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a non-binding resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq. All eleven Democrats on the SFRC were joined by one Republican--Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska--in support of the resolution.

Although Senator Hagel was the only Republican to vote for the resolution, most openly expressed doubts about the President's conduct of the war during the debate.

Senator Hagel, however, took off the gloves. He said, "I don't think we've ever had a coherent strategy. In fact, I would even challenge the administration today to show us the plan that the president talked about the other night. There is no plan. . . . There is no strategy. This is a ping-pong game with American lives."