03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

State Deptartment Official: Prioritizing Wars Is Like Choosing 'Which One Of Your Kids You Like Best'

Last month, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said, "In Afghanistan, we do what we can. In Iraq, we do what we must."

Today in a Senate hearing, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) asked Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher about Mullen's comment and "whether or not we've neglected Pakistan and Afghanistan because of our overemphasis on Iraq."

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