Senator Hagel -- the "Wizard of Smart" -- implored both McCain and Obama to "[q]uit talking about, 'Did the surge work or not work?' or, 'Did you vote for this or support this?'"
Now, it should be fairly obvious why Hagel wants the surge talk to stop. There's a continual buzz in some quarters of the Drive-By Media that the Messiah, Lord Barack Obama The Most Merciful, might actually look kindly upon Hagel and elevate him to the vice presidency. So, every kiss that Hagel plants on Lord Obama's rear-end counts.
Beyond that, both Senator Hagel and Lord Barack Obama The Most Merciful voted against the troop surge. Both of them took turns bashing President Bush, questioning his decision to send more troops; and both thought the military would fail to meet their objectives when the troop surge began -- and they were both dead wrong.
The overwhelming success of the military, beating back the terrorists in Iraq, is a glaring example of an incredible lack of judment from both Obama's and Hagel -- and highlights their arrogance. So any wonder why Hagel wants talk of the surge to disappear?
As for you, Senator McCain, here's another one of your senate buddies -- this one a fellow Vietnam vet -- throwing you under the bus and running you over backward. Are you beginning to find out who your real friends are? Can you say, "gas prices"?
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