Mr. Gibbs, however, added that he does believe the politician will be a good secretary of defense.
“The next defense secretary is not going to deal with Iraq and the surge,” Mr. Gibbs said. “This was a vanity thing for John McCain to try to prove to a former friend who disagreed with him that he was right on the surge and that Chuck Hagel was wrong.”
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