Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Conscience of a Critic

Chuck Hagel explains why he's gone public with his criticism of the Iraq war:

I've talked to this administration many times in private, but I have an obligation that's far higher than to the president. That's part of our job: oversight. After four years of disaster in Iraq, there are some in the party who think we should still tiptoe around this. That's irresponsible.

Why couldn't Hagel have been this clear and concise a month ago when he made his non-announcement announcement about his presidential ambitions?