Senators Only Asked Chuck Hagel About Iran And Israel

Or that’s what it seemed like. A word cloud maps it out.

During Chuck Hagel’s marathon Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, questioners returned to a handful of issues again and again, especially Hagel’s record on Iran and Israel.

The word cloud above is based on a transcript of the hearing. Next to the word “Hagel,” the biggest ones are “Iran” and “Israel.” Afghanistan doesn’t even make it into the cloud.

3. Iran: 144

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4. Drones: 0

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5. Israel: 166

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7. Afghanistan: 20


8. Hagel’s Use Of The Term Jewish Lobby: 5

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9. Sexual Assault In The Military: 5

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