Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Terror List Horrors

More than 15,000 people have appealed to the government this year asking their names be taken off the notorious "no fly list."

The list is supposed to keep terrorists off planes. But with 755,000 names -- many of them common names -- on the list, it's kept thousands of innocent Americans off flights.

Among the potential terrorists on the list -- six year old John Anderson of Minneapolis. He was flagged on his first airplane flight to Disney World.

A blond haired, blue eyed, six year old on his way to Disney World? Oh, I should mention he was born on the fourth of July!

Maybe he's why Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY) called the list "un-American" in an interview with USAToday. She also compared being on the list to bing in purgatory.

Congress questions Homeland Security types Thursday about the list and the process for getting off it. When it comes to this bureaucratic purgatory -- here's hoping Congress gives the red tape dispensers hell on how they're handling the list. (USAToday)

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