Wednesday, October 20, 2004

America The Brute-iful

Today on The Daily Show, Ed Koch said "although I do not support the President on any of his domestic policies that I am aware of, I feel that the country's number one job right now is to fight international terror."

This is absolutely ridiculous. It is not the primary job of the United States government to "fight international terror". The primary job of the goverment is to ensure the quality of life and safety of its citizens, fighting international crime is James Bond's job. Certainly, making the world safer is an extension of making America safe, but it certainly does not supercede domestic issues such as healthcare, unemployment, and a shit economy.

The job of "fighting international terror" is the primary concern for certain organizations outside of the United States government such as The United Nations, NATO, and the Fantastic Four.