thinking about US troops. Surely the US military has moved on from "Tail-hook" nearly 20 years ago (1991), but it doesn't look like it.

And who's this idiot Senator who is blocking the appointment of a woman Veteran and bilateral amputee as Secretary for Veterans Affairs? What's his angle, or beef. This sounds appropriate for Karl Rove, and his campaign against Max Cleland, rather than the Obama Administration.

Obama has been doing superb public relations for the US outside the country, actually mending some of the damage of the last 8 years, but maybe he should be kicking more butts back in the US, and backing up his nominees.