Hagel: Things Are Worse Off In The Middle East Today Than They Were Three Years Ago

Sen. Hagel told Russert that things are much worse off in the Middle East now and it doesn't take a genius to figure that out. Just someone honest and willing to publicly say it.

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Russert: You said last week the president should negotiate directly with Iran. Why?

Hagel: I think you could make a pretty strong case that things are worse off in the Middle East today than they were three years ago. By measurement of Iraq, by Iran, by the Palestinian-Israeli issue, what’s going on in Egypt. And, I think the United States must use its force of diplomacy to engage Iran.

I'm glad to see he's interested in diplomacy when it comes to Iran.

TP posts a Newsweek article that supports this claim.


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