"National Monuments or Icons: 0"
So said a Department of Homeland Security worksheet of New York, first capitol of the United States, and the place where George Washington was sworn in as our first President.
The report was meant to justify the Bush Administration's decision to slash anti-terrorism funding for the relatively insignificant New York and Washington D.C., while diverting funds to cradles of liberty like Ohio and Florida. These are, not coincidentally, swing states. (And one of them has a Bush for a governor.)
In the president's defense, the Stock Exchange and United Nations and Empire State Building clearly do not present as attractive a terrorist target as the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.