Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Do the math

George Bush reminded me again tonight that there has not been a terrorist attack on American soil since September 11th, 2001. I'd like to remind George Bush and the American people that there had never been a terrorist attack on American soil prior to September 11th, 2001.

If my math is right, that means there has been a total of one terrorist attack in the history of the United States of America. Yet the majority of the American people have lived in a constant state of anxiety for over five years now, always fearing the next imminent terrorist attack. Does anyone ever stop to wonder why there has only been one terrorist attack on American soil?

I do.

Maybe it's because our intelligence agencies usually do their jobs right. Maybe it's because "the terrorists" are actually just a bunch of ants whose only chance to elude the Great American Magnifying Glass comes when Uncle Sam is taking a nap. Maybe September 11th taught Uncle Sam a lesson about sleeping on the job.

The attacks of September 11th, 2001 would not have happened if only a handful of people had been remotely competent at doing their jobs. It begins with the president and goes right down to US Customs agents and airport security screeners.

The easy way to fight "the war on terror" is to make sure these people do their jobs right. We don't have to give up our Constitutional rights or invade any countries. We just need to do our jobs right. It's that easy.

So stop trying to take credit for preventing things that never happen, Governor Bush. And learn how to count, you fucking idiot, because 9/11/2001 is not six years behind us.