Senator Chuck Hagel, speaking on the President's "surge" plan:

"We better be damn sure we know what we're doing, all of us, before we put 22,000 more Americans into that grinder."

It's about time someone (read: republicans) took a stand on this. As EKM said in an IM conversation today, "It's really too bad there were no republicans saying that in 2003." I am, by no means, qualified to know or comment on whether or not it makes military or strategic sense to send in more troops. I just hope that this debate moves forward and that the governing bodies do the hard work of really determining the best course of action.