I spent half of Wednesday in Annapolis at the Naval Academy. It is graduation week for some of America's finest young men and women.

Among those I congratulated are some who, within weeks, will be serving in Iraq. Within the year, some of them, sadly, probably will be dead.

These young men and women of courage and valor are putting their lives in trust to the good judgment and good faith of the president and Democratic and Republican leaders in the Congress.

Do you believe this trust is being honored by our leaders in Washington today?

This weekend at graduation the hats will be flying into the air, and new officers will end their education and do their duty with pride, respect and honor.

I am prouder than hell of each one of them.

I am not proud of our leaders in Washington today, in either party.