Rice Also Grilled By Republican Hagel
Telling Rice "we are in a civil war,” Hagel goes on to say how strongly he objects to our continued presence in Iraq.
"To ask our young men and women to sacrifice their lives to be put in the middle of a civil war is wrong," said Hagel. "It's, first of all, in my opinion, morally wrong. It's tactically, strategically, militarily wrong."
After Rice continued to spin the introduction of almost 22,000 new troops into Iraq as an "augmentation," and otherwise paint a misleading picture, Hagel as much as called her a liar, saying "Madam Secretary, your intelligence and mine is a lot different. But to sit there and say that, Madam Secretary, that's just not true."
Here's the video of the key exchanges: