Chuck Hagel on Bush, Iraq, and the patriotism of dissent
He’s a good man and, here, he’s absolutely right:
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) strongly criticized yesterday the White House’s new line of attack against critics of its Iraq policy, saying that “the Bush administration must understand that each American has a right to question our policies in Iraq and should not be demonized for disagreeing with them.
To question your government is not unpatriotic — to not question your government is unpatriotic.
Who are the real patriots? I’m with Hagel.