After the horror of the 9-11 attacks and the consecutive carpet bombing of Afghanistan and Iraq, it seemed as though it would take nothing short of an atom splitter to get our attention. Then, along came Richard Clarke who dropped a bomb so loud that everyone heard it.
The claim that the government may be needlessly bureaucratic at the expense of efficiency and public safety was nothing compared to the matter that the claim could be supported by indisputable facts.
Republicans have been quick to respond with Bush calling Clarke a, "doo doo face". Writer and Avon sales girl Ann Coulter claimed that, "Any criticism of America is an act of treachery. Trying to make improvements to my country is an act of war" and "Lazy rich people are just poor people in disguise."
Perhaps the most astonishing response has been from Donald Rumsfeld who announced, "I'm going to flay the skin from his bones and use it to wrap my stogie."
Condoleeza Rice excused her self from commenting on the issue as she was having her period.