3.26.2007

Chuck Hagel's 8 Minutes that Rocked Congress

This month's Esquire has a fascinating special feature on Nebraska senator and maverick politician Chuck Hagel. It's titled A multimedia exploration of Chuck Hagel's historic moment, and what it means for a declining presidency (by Charles P. Pierce - 3.11.07) and includes an extensive report along with video snips of key speeches and television interviews.

All voting age Americans should read and listen to the whole Esquire feature. But if you don't have the time, at least watch the 8:21 minutes that rocked Congress--and may have ended the Bush War Doctrine.

Update: The Republican minority blocked Chuck Hagel's proposed resolution preventing a U.S. Senate debate on the Iraq War. Subsequently, Hagel announced that his decision on whether to compete for the Republican presidential nomination was put on hold.