Saturday, July 19, 2008

One million on the terrorist watch list?

Via FIPR, from Paul Craig Roberts at AntiWar.Com: One Million Terrorists?

"The Bush Regime's "terrorist" protection schemes have reached the height of total incompetence and utter absurdity. According to the American Civil Liberties Union...

One of them is that of former Assistant US Attorney General Jim Robinson, whose top security clearances are current...

What confidence can we have in a regime that is incapable of differentiating an Assistant US Attorney General from a terrorist?

Mr. Robinson said: "If I were convinced that America is a safer place because I get hassled at the airport, I might put up with it, but I doubt it. I expect my story is similar to hundreds of thousands of people who are on this list and find themselves inconvenienced."

"Hundreds of thousands of people" on a watch list that they have no business being on?


How can Airport "Security" possibly protect anyone when the idiots cannot differentiate a high level American government official from a terrorist?


The morons who comprise the US government call the "watch list" one of the government's "most effective tools in the fight against terrorism.""

You do wonder what the founding fathers would have made of it.

Update: The TSA say the suggestion that there might be so many on a watch list is a myth. Isn't it great that the TSA has a blog, even though it is making claims like:
"Once TSA's Secure Flight initiative is in place the number of misidentifications will be GREATLY reduced."

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