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If you wanted a safe job, go sell shoes. This is a tough business.
Asking his fellow Senators to support a joint resolution opposing President George W. Bush's troop deployment plan
I took an oath of office to the Constitution, I didn't take an oath of office to my party or my president.
We are perceived as a nation at war with Muslims. This debilitating and dangerous perception must be reversed.
This is a ping-pong game with American lives. These young men and women that we put in Anbar province, in Iraq, in Baghdad, are not beans. They're real lives. And we better be damn sure we know what we're doing, all of us, before we put 22,000 more Americans into that grinder.
I believe, and always have, that America must engage — not retreat — in the world.
If he'd been in the military, he would have learned gun safety.
We are the adult power in the world. It is because of the United States, our action or inaction, that there will be a resolution here.
We have misunderstood, misread, misplanned and mismanaged our honorable intentions in Iraq with an arrogant self-delusion reminiscent of Vietnam.
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It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
October 4, 1946
Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel is an American politician who was the 24th United States Secretary of Defense for two years in the Obama administration. He previously served as United States Senator from Nebraska from 1997 to 2009.
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