Today Americans got a much better look at Barack Obama’s intended candidate to be the nation’s next Secretary of Defense. Chuck Hagel had so many bad moments during today’s hearing it is difficult to choose just one. Could it be his own contradiction regarding Barack Obama’s Iranian containment policy, his refusal to provide a clear and reasonable answer to why he declared the surge in Iraq to be the most dangerous foreign policy since Vietnam, or why Iran has endorsed Hagel’s nomination likely due in great part to Hagel’s past comments regarding Israel? Or maybe we should pick this moment when Chuck Hagel declared the Iranian government to be a legitimate elected government that left even liberal supporters of Barack Obama declaring WTF???