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    Default Republican: War in Iraq looks like Vietnam

    By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON - A leading Republican senator and prospective presidential candidate said Sunday that the war in
    Iraq has destabilized the Middle East and is looking more like the Vietnam conflict from a generation ago.

    Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (news, bio, voting record), who received two Purple Hearts and other military honors for his service in Vietnam, reiterated his position that the United States needs to develop a strategy to leave Iraq.

    Hagel scoffed at the idea that U.S. troops could be in Iraq four years from now at levels above 100,000, a contingency for which the
    Pentagon is preparing.

    "We should start figuring out how we get out of there," Hagel said on "This Week" on ABC. "But with this understanding, we cannot leave a vacuum that further destabilizes the Middle East. I think our involvement there has destabilized the Middle East. And the longer we stay there, I think the further destabilization will occur."

    Hagel said "stay the course" is not a policy. "By any standard, when you analyze 2 1/2 years in Iraq ... we're not winning," he said.
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    Do we really need another copy and pasted news story about Iraq when we've already got two threads active on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL
    Do we really need another copy and pasted news story about Iraq when we've already got two threads active on it?
    No we do not. Closing this.
    Just go for it!



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