Photo Credit: U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Erin A. Kirk/Released

On July 22, 2008, then U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., greeted a tribal sheikh in Ramadi, Iraq. Hagel was part of a congressional delegate visit with then Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Senator Jack Reed, D-R.I.

Funny how things work out. Today defense secretary Hagel serves in President Obama’s cabinet. Jack Reed is still in the U.S. Senate.

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No idea what the sheik is doing these days. I assume he’s the guy on the right – looks more sheiky.

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