Why is it our job "to stop Iran"? Sunni Arabs have a more immediate stake in the matter, and they are sitting on piles of cash, not to mention an enormous arsenal of western-supplied weapons. I suspect that Hagel is simply the latest midwesterner to emerge from a long line of "isolationists," more concerned about America's national interest than shills for foreign governments. If African-American bloc-voters epitomize the "low-information" voting bloc, American Jewish voters personify the "high-information" end. Jews voted overwhelmingly for Obama again in 2012, so I don't think that Obama will do anything to imperil Israel's security. He would not have won the Jewish vote if they were worried.