Even before the debt-ceiling charade, the Pentagon had been ordered to reduce its expenses by $400-billion over the next decade. Not pleasant, but do-able, say Pentagon brass. But it may well get far worse, since that deal-with-the-devil requires that if the Congressional "super-committee" fails to get its cuts-package passed by year-end, the President will order $400-billion-more in military reductions, the pinnacle of irresponsibility. This is pure, gun-to-the-head White House politics. Do as we say, meaning, raise taxes, or we'll neuter our military capability, another master-stroke from the gang that refuses to put the good of our nation, above their down-with-our-nation agenda. Rolling the dice like that, in the constant-state of world-turmoil we face, is lunacy, which describes D.C. politics, generally, as well.