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I know the Republicans aren’t too fond of Ted Kennedy, but this is nuts – it’s not like he’s going to be flying the plane

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Read an interesting (infuriating? exasperating? article in the Globe and Mail this morning. It seems that in their sometimes over-zealous attempt to stop people from hijacking airplanes, U.S. Transportation Security Administration officials are grilling infants (and long-time Senators) whose names match or are similar to names on the famous “no-fly” list.

I understand that it is important to flag people that you suspect might be up to no good (and Ted Kennedy is no angel), but what in the hell happened to common sense? How in the world could someone who can’t speak or feed himself (and I’m talking about babies, not Ted Kennedy) possibly hijack an airliner?

They’re considering relaxing the rules regarding carry-on luggage (you might not have to check your nail clippers or machete), but they’re going to take an infant in the back and grill him for information about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden? Stupid.


Written by The Canuck

August 16, 2005 at 9:07 am

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