There's a synonym in there I would wish to use, but it's still fitting, because there is a certain political party represented by this animal. Mr. Hagel's rhetoric reminds me of that party's talking points. Why can't he just join them so he can't be used as the talking point that, "even Republicans, like Chuck Hagel, think we should pull out."
Cross Posted at Love America First
UPDATED: with poorly photoshopped evidence
Special Thanks to The American Mind for linking here on purpose. It wasn't even accidental. Honorable mention to a4g of Point Five for the Hilarious comments.