GOP's Hagel Will Travel to Iraq With Obama
Republican has been a vocal critic of the war
By Jonas Oransky, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2008 2:39 PM CDT
Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb, speaks during a town hall meeting in this 2007 file photo in Lincoln, Neb.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – GOP national-security stalwart and longtime McCain friend Chuck Hagel will join Barack Obama on his upcoming trip to Iraq, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The retiring Nebraskan senator has been a vocal critic of the war and the Bush administration. Despite his Republican credentials, he has been floated as a potential Cabinet member and as a long-shot VP choice for Obama.

Hagel has not endorsed either candidate, and he has been openly critical of McCain’s positions on the war. He’s said he’d be open to a VP offer from Obama, though he considers it unlikely. Details of the trip remain unknown, and neither camp has confirmed Hagel's plans.

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