Hagel hearing reopens Senate wounds
David S. CloudWASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel, who was twice wounded as an enlisted soldier in Vietnam, came under withering attack Thursday as he battled former Republican colleagues in the Senate who sharply questioned whether he should be secretary of Defense.
In a daylong confirmation hearing notable for its raw emotion, Hagel was challenged to explain — and often to retract — earlier comments critical of Israel, his onetime skepticism of the nuclear threat from Iran, and perhaps most memorably, whether he could name a single "dumb" action the Senate had taken under pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.
Hagel, who appeared beleaguered at times, said he could not.
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"Hagel hearing reopens Senate wounds", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 30/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/hagel-hearing-reopens-senate-wounds