take the tremendous political risk of telling their people that years of sanctions privations was for nothing when they know their is no risk of an American military action?
I believe President Obama's primary motivation in nominating Hagel is that he thinks he would help to deeply cut the Pentagon budget, and not to poke a finger in the eye of the pro-Israel constituency.
But it is a very serious miscalculation of unintended consequences.
Several Senators and Congresspeople have made exactly the same objections.
The Senate should not confirm Hagel. Senator Schumer.and many more that take seriously the Iranian threat and have made promises to their constituents on this issue should vote no