Clusterchuck, Ctd

Take a look at the word cloud from yesterday’s hearings on the nomination for the defense secretary, from Yousef Munnayer:


Obviously, this was a hearing about Israel and Iran. Try and find the words “Afghanistan,” where we are still at war, or “Iraq”, where we just ended a war, or “troops” or “veterans”. Now try and find our biggest global partner, China. Or our most loyal ally, Great Britain. Or the impending sequestration, which will mean the biggest and crudest defense cuts in years. It’s like finding Waldo.Youssef has much more.

Yes: Israel is about five times as big as “America” and even bigger than “United” and “States” in this cloud.

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.