“We typically don't plan against absurdities, and that's what we're talking about here.”

— Pentagon spokesman George Little on Tuesday, He was explaining why the Pentagon hasn’t begun planning for $600 billion in budget cuts over the coming decade slated to take effect January 2, 2013. That will happen if Congress and the White House fail to come up with a $1.2 trillion deficit-reduction plan by then (or change the law mandating the cuts, which has been known to happen).

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