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By Chuck Hagel

Senator Chuck Hagel has lengthy been widespread by way of his colleagues on either side of the Senate flooring for his honesty, integrity, and common sense method of the demanding situations of our instances. The l. a. instances has praised his ''bold positions on overseas coverage and nationwide security'' and puzzled, ''What's to not like?'' In the USA: Our subsequent bankruptcy , Nebraska-born Hagel deals a hard-hitting exam of the present country of our kingdom and offers sizeable, significant proposals that could advisor the USA again onto the correct course.

In the USA: Our subsequent bankruptcy , Hagel speaks the reality as he sees it—in an immediate and refreshingly unvarnished demeanour. Basing his feedback on thorough learn and cautious inspiration, in addition to on own perception from his years as a political insider, winning businessman, and adorned struggle hero, he discusses household issues—including the overall healthiness care main issue, immigration, and Social protection and Medicare reform—and international weather swap. He confronts international coverage difficulties that the present management has bungled or missed, together with China's starting to be economic climate; regulate of U.S. debt; India's and Pakistan's nuclear functions; and Iran's competitive political, ideological, and nuclear stances. He decries the pervasive illness of 3rd international poverty, arguing convincingly that this can be the place the genuine struggle opposed to terrorism needs to start. continually real to the ideals instilled in his early life at the prairie, he speaks passionately approximately service—to one's nation and to one's fellow citizens—as the trail towards a renewed the United States. And, in fact, he offers a candid exam of the debacle that's the Iraq battle.

A staunch Republican but a ''hero to liberals'' ( Time ), Hagel asks the harsh questions and provides directly solutions to America's such a lot urgent difficulties. the US: Our subsequent bankruptcy is a major, sincere, and, eventually, confident examine our nation's destiny, from an American unique.

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In an interview in February 2004, Chalabi arrogantly said this about his deceitful efforts to involve the United States in Iraq: As far as we’re concerned we’ve been entirely successful. That tyrant Saddam is gone and the Americans are in Baghdad. What was said before is not important. The Bush 48 IRAQ I administration is looking for a scapegoat. We’re ready to fall on our swords if he wants. At the end of the day, the story of Chalabi is less an indictment of Chalabi himself than it is of those who promoted and defended him.

It may seem strange to say in this multipolar world, but the time has come for America to reintroduce herself to the global community. The facts of the matter are that the world is in the midst of an unprecedented generational shift. There have been four and a half billion people born since the end of the Vietnam War; that means that two-thirds of all the humans ever born are alive today. The America that rescued Europe and Asia from militarism and fascism is a distant and fading memory to most of the world’s citizens.

Forces, my misgivings about Chalabi proved well founded. The Iraqi defectors served up by the Iraq National Congress prior to the war, including the notorious “Curveball,” were shown to be the source of some of the most egregious faulty intelligence on Iraq’s WMD programs. Placed in charge of Iraqi de-Baathification in 2003, Chalabi undertook a purge of such excess that it is considered one of the earliest and costliest mistakes of the Bush administration’s handling of postwar Iraq. Chalabi maintained close ties with Iran and even entered into a tactical political alliance at one point with the anti-American Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr.

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