Preview: Hagel’s Rough Confirmation Hearing
Jonathan Weisman and Jeff Zeleny on what SecDef nominee Chuck Hagel will be up against as the Senate holds confirmation hearings:
Of the senators who will ultimately sit in judgment, 42 never served a day with Mr. Hagel. The ones who remain include powerful Republicans who clashed repeatedly with him over what was the singular issue of the time: the American invasion of Iraq and its bloody aftermath.
And in Washington, apostasy from within a party can leave far deeper scars than the routine clashes between the parties.