In an interview he said this: “You know, Senator Chuck Hagel, when he was senator, Senator Chuck Hagel, now secretary of Defense, and when I was a senator, we opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq, but we know full well how that evidence was used to persuade all of us that authority ought to be given.”
He seems to want us to believe that he and Hagel are cautious types who wouldn’t rush into a foolish war the way the George W. Bush did, and so their push for war now should be taken seriously. But he is flat out wrong. As Marcy Wheeler points out, he and Hagel both voted in favor of the Iraq war. They only turned against it when things went sour.
These people are shameless.