Originally Posted by Direckshun
It's a loudest possible show to the Likud that "we're doing everything we can on our end" without actually setting the precedent of filibustering SecDef nominees out of commission.
Your hatred for Israel is clouding your thoughts here. The fillibuster has much more to do with Bengazi, and the President's handling of that, than anything else. Senate Republicans have been asking the White House repeatedly for information, and have been ignored. Looks like they finally got the White House's attention.
Every story I have read on this indicate Hagel will eventually get confirmed, but the Senators do not like being ignored, a fact the White House should be keenly aware.