"Any president who says, I don't care, or I will not respond to what the people of this country are saying about Iraq or anything else, or I don't care what the Congress does, I am going to proceed _ if a president really believes that, then there are _ what I was pointing out, there are ways to deal with that," said Hagel, who is considering a 2008 presidential run.
"This is not a monarchy," he added, referring to the possibility that some lawmakers may seek impeachment. "There are ways to deal with it. And I would hope the president understands that."
What I think Hagel understands that his spineless colleagues won't admit is that this is going to have to come down to impeachment. Bush and Cheney should not only be impeached, they should be tried for war crimes, war profiteering, and treason...we've already proven they're guilty of treason in the Libby trial. They are enemies of the state and should be treated as such.