Hadley blames military for problems in Iraq.

Two weeks ago, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) shifted his position on Iraq in a speech on the Senate floor, where he called for a reduction of the U.S. military presence. After the speech, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley attempted to “calm Republican waters” over Iraq with a visit to the Hill, but his efforts “failed and appeared to some GOP lawmakers to be an effort to put the blame for Iraq War failures on the military.”