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The Hagel Hype
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Mickey Kaus wonders what the heck MSM types who praise Chuck Hagel’s courage are talking about:

Saying “the war was wrong but the surge is worth a try”–that would be courageous. There’s no ready-made constituency eager to cheer a pol who says that.

Bucking your party to actively fight against the war when it would have made a difference–that would have been courageous.**

Hagel hasn’t done either of those things. Instead, he let loose at the precise moment when letting loose was least brave and least timely.

Kaus also notes a parallel between Hagel and Barbara Boxer.

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