The Wall Street Journal has two articles out that should be read by even those exhuasted by the nonsense side of the sequester debate. The sequester is having real and destructive impacts on the military readiness of the United States, one of which is that the USS Harry S Truman was not deployed to the Persian Gulf as scheduled. That decision is discussed in this article.
Why did it need to go on time, and still need to get going as soon as possible? Read this article by David Feith.
Pretending that air traffic will be snarled because of the sequester is bad theater but harmless except to the standing of the president.
Tossing the carefully synchronized deployment schedule of our carriers into a cocked hat is very different, and the height of irresponsibility for a Commander-in-Chief.