Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Sometimes there is great value in a simple list. Graydon Carter has assembled a simple list of numbers regarding the Bush administration, and it's highly worth your while. It's hard to pick any particular section to highlight, but try this one:

$3m Amount the White House was willing to grant the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 11 September attacks.

$0 Amount approved by George Bush to hire more INS special agents.

$10m Amount Bush cut from the INS's existing terrorism budget.

$50m Amount granted to the commission that looked into the Columbia space shuttle crash.

$5m Amount a 1996 federal commission was given to study legalised gambling.

7 Number of Arabic linguists fired by the US army between mid-August and mid-October 2002 for being gay.

After listing America's litany of ignorance of world places and events, Carter has a chilling conclusion:

5 Number of states that do not use the word "evolution" in public school science courses.

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