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January 11, 2007

Learn how to argue in a good way

Filed under: Uncategorized — manoftoday @ 7:46 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_iraq

Rice engaged in a tense exchange with Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and longtime critic of Bush’s Iraq policy, disputing his characterization of Bush’s buildup as an “escalation.”

“Putting in 22,000 more troops is not an escalation?” Hagel asked. “I think, senator, escalation is not just a matter of how many numbers you put in.”

“Would you call it a decrease?” Hagel asked.

“I would call it, senator, an augmentation that allows the Iraqis to deal with this very serious problem that they have in Baghdad,” she said.

Hagel told Rice, “Madame Secretary, Iraqis are killing Iraqis. We are in a civil war. This is sectarian violence out of control.”

She disputed that Iraq was in the throes of a civil war. To that, Hagel said, “To sit there and say that, that’s just not true.”

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