August 16, 2005 11:24 AM
Does Our Cuddly Little Snuzzlewumpkins Hate America?
The AP reports that government no-fly lists have pulled in at least 14 infants, who happen to have the same name as people identified on the list as potential terrorists or security threats. The Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Safety Administration currently supplies no more biographical information than a passenger's name on the no-fly list; a new set of protocols now being drafted, called Secure Flight, may iron out some glitches.
But perhaps we're overcorrecting, and acting much too hastily, here. After all, not one of these so-called American toddlers has yet registered for the America Supports You Freedom Walk. -- HOLLY MARTINS
No Fly Lists Keep Infants Off Planes [AP, via CNN]