In the Pentagon they call it the "Bay of Rugs." The humor is a little weak, but the point is valid. Just as the Bay of Pigs in 1961 sobered John Kennedy's Government, so has the Iranian crisis shocked today's Washington into a new sense of reality.
The world, the U.S. and the White House are different. Just how, we will begin to see when the tension now girdling the capital is finally eased, with or without tragedy. A new era is coming.
"We will hear fewer prayers and more verses of the Marine Hymn...