SERIOUSLY: WHO KNEW?
No surprise that the CIA has its own website; the bit that blows me away - hours and hours of dissing fun for all your dysFUNctional family - is the CIA's Homepage For Kids.
And if you go to the section marked THE CIA SEAL and click on 'About The CIA Seal' you will discover that:
"When our country was being established, Benjamin Franklin, one of our founding fathers and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, wished the national bird to be the wild turkey. Mr. Franklin believed the turkey was a good choice as it provided food for the early settlers. He also thought that the turkey looked noble. However, Mr. Franklin was outvoted by the other members of the Continental Congress who felt that the eagle symbolized strength and alertness and that it would look much better as our national symbol."
America's premier Intelligence Community: so very very nearly ... A NOBLE TURKEY.
And who would disagree with that?
posted by Ian 6/16/2006 02:01:00 PM