I will apply the law. The challenge is not mine. The challenge is the personnellists who have to figure out who to [lay off] or furlough. The challenge is the operational folks, the wing commanders and squadron commanders who have to figure out who doesn't get the flying hours they need to be mission-ready. The challenge is for the folks who are running a medical clinic who have to figure out whether they are going to cut their hours in the morning or the evening.
Dr. Morin’s comments illustrate with operational details what we have already said—that sequester isn’t supposed to be a policy choice, it’s a budget enforcement mechanism. And a mechanism that will be turned off when the actual policy choices are made.