Yes, Chuck Hagel has talked a good game on Iraq. He also was among the 28 Senators who yesterday voted to abolish the federal minimum wage.
If it was Hagel v. Biden, I'd have a tough choice to make. But it's not going to be. And there are more issues than just Iraq, on which I have far too many differences of opinion to endorse him.
But if he wants to go third-party, I'm all for it...