I keep wishing some politician would come out and say they’re going to “get tough” on heart disease. Most of us know at least one person who has died from heart disease. I don’t know anyone who has died from terrorism.
Bonus: we could “get tough” on heart disease without killing people too, or buying aircraft carriers, or worrying about “collateral damage” or whatever euphemism we want for killing innocent people.
I know it doesn’t make as good a newsreel as blowing stuff up, but it could potentially save many many more lives. Even a 1% improvement would be orders of magnitude greater than the number of Americans impacted by terrorism.
Oh who am I kidding? Why would we direct money at medical research when we can blow up cities with funny/different people? Crazy talk. I’ll go take my meds now.