Chuck Hagel Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot
Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska (Omaha), Hagel decided to take questions from the audience after his address.
“You’re not a member of the Taliban, are you?” Hagel said to a man in the back. Turns out, he was speaking to Robin Gandhi, an assistant professor who is Indian.
After an awkward pause, likely getting a microphone to the professor, the two men conversed and the slipup wasn’t mentioned.
Hagel needs to stop taking extemporaneous speaking lessons from Joe Biden.