We noted last week how much time and energy Israel and Iran got in the Senate hearings for the nomination of Chuck Hagel to the Pentagon. The word cloud was powerful evidence enough. But get a load of this:
Among Democrats there were twice as many mentions of Israel, a foreign country not in NATO, as of Afghanistan, where US servicemembers even now are risking and losing their lives. Brandon Friedman, an Iraq and Afghanistan vet, asks the following question:
Just Who Do They Represent: At Hagel Hearing, Concern for Israel Tops U.S. Troops in Combat
The answer is: not the troops, and not the American people.