Phil Carter at Intel Dump predicts some spectacular infighting during this session of Congress, as budget cuts come to Defense. Slated to get retired: the aircraft carrier JFK, with home port in politically vital Florida.
It seems that these extended brawls are the price we pay for constitutional checks and balances.
In a later post, Phil describes the story of Paul R. Smith, who will receive the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life for the safety of about 100 other soldiers and a medical clinic. It is just phenomenal what the people out there on the lines are capable of. (Links are copied from Phil.)