Monday, July 24, 2006

Just Like Speeding Tickets

Take a picture of an airplane -- and you could end up on the terrorist watch list -- unable to board the plane. Federal Air Marshals say they're under pressure to meet a quota on potential terrorists. If they don't name people to the list -- no raises, no promotions.

The brass at Homeland Security say there are no quotas -- but a Denver TV station got hold of a memo from the department's Las Vegas office saying every marshal is to name one new suspect to the list every month.

As of one year ago -- at least 26,000 people were on the no-fly list.

If there really are 26,000 terrorists roaming the country trying to board a plane, seems like the memo-writers should let the marshals worry about the real threat instead of making some up.

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