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By Chuck Hagel

Senator Chuck Hagel has lengthy been favorite via his colleagues on either side of the Senate flooring for his honesty, integrity, and common sense method of the demanding situations of our occasions. The l. a. occasions has praised his ''bold positions on international coverage and nationwide security'' and questioned, ''What's to not like?'' In the United States: Our subsequent bankruptcy , Nebraska-born Hagel deals a hard-hitting exam of the present country of our country and offers huge, significant proposals which can consultant the US again onto the appropriate course.

In the US: Our subsequent bankruptcy , Hagel speaks the reality as he sees it—in a right away and refreshingly unvarnished demeanour. Basing his feedback on thorough study and cautious suggestion, in addition to on own perception from his years as a political insider, profitable businessman, and adorned struggle hero, he discusses family issues—including the overall healthiness care challenge, immigration, and Social safety and Medicare reform—and worldwide weather switch. He confronts international coverage difficulties that the present management has bungled or neglected, together with China's transforming into economic climate; keep an eye on of U.S. debt; India's and Pakistan's nuclear services; and Iran's competitive political, ideological, and nuclear stances. He decries the pervasive ailment of 3rd international poverty, arguing convincingly that this is often the place the true struggle opposed to terrorism needs to commence. continuously precise to the ideals instilled in his youth at the prairie, he speaks passionately approximately service—to one's kingdom and to one's fellow citizens—as the trail towards a renewed the US. And, in fact, he supplies a candid exam of the debacle that's the Iraq conflict.

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

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It was only later that I began to understand that the luminaries of Kennedy’s Camelot were as human, as fallible, as the folks in my hometown, or yours. They were capable of great achievements but also of blunders with equally great consequences for the nation and, as it turned out in a few short years, for the Hagel family itself. S. buildup, no political paralysis that kept LBJ and Nixon from extricating our country from what came to be a tragic mess. I think of the fifty-eight thousand students from classes like Mr.

Those interests, shared by all mankind, have not changed in ten thousand years. All people want peace, security, food on the table, a future for their children. Even though the twenty-first century’s problems may look bigger or more challenging, I think we can take heart from our track record as a country. So far we have survived and, by and large, we have prospered. True, we never seem to solve one problem without creating another, but the point is we do solve them. Sometimes it is not without great pain and sacrifice, but we should never forget that no matter how difficult our current challenges may look, America has always risen above the greatest dangers and, in so doing, we have helped to build a better world.

So a begrudging White House sent a war resolution to Congress for approval. It assured a very broad sweep of discretionary power. It not only authorized the use of force in Iraq—it implied the president could commit our forces anywhere in the Middle East, wherever the White House deemed it necessary, including Iran. No boundaries, no restrictions. Early on in the process of negotiations between the White House and the Congress over the text of the resolution, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle reached out to me very quietly through our staffs.

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