20 March 2008

Hagel: We May Need a New Party

Chuck Hagel, the Nebraska Republican Senator who, despite agreeing with W on most other issues, has disagreed strongly on the Iraq War, writes in his new book that an independent movement, a bi-partisan presidential ticket, or even a new political party, may be what America needs right now.

This is a retiring politician who has nothing to lose by being honest; his words need to be taken seriously. He is critical of the recklessness of the neoconservatives who have hijacked his party, especially since they completely ignored the lessons from the Vietnam War, in which Hagel himself fought.

Definitely points worth pondering.

AP via Yahoo!