Serious people

I just finished a cartoon about the differences between those who take terrorism “seriously” and those who don’t. Predictable wackiness ensues, but you’ll have to wait till next week to read it. For the time being, let me just direct your attention to someone who takes the war on terror very seriously: John Fund of the Wall Street Journal.

On MSNBC’s Hardball, Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund falsely asserted that the United States has maintained “the same number of troops” in Saudi Arabia “that we had five years ago, about 16,000.” In fact, the State Department reported that the United States withdrew its troops stationed in Saudi Arabia after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and a July report by the Congressional Research Service stated that about 300 U.S. military personnel remain there. Moreover, five years ago, there were reportedly about 5,000 troops in Saudi Arabia.

Very, very seriously.