Gallows Humor


Slate has a round-up of opinions on war against Iraq. I haven't had time yet to read them all, but one particularly sober assessment stood out:

"Do I favor a U.S. invasion of Iraq? I am only in favor of war with Iraq if the entire affair takes place between the morning of February 21st and the evening of Sunday March 2nd. This is because The Daily Show will be on hiatus during this period, and, historically, massive loss of life has proven not conducive to producing a comedy news program. I would remind the president as he and his generals go about their plan that in a war, the first casualty is the ease of my job."

–Ben Karlin, co-executive producer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.