Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Security uber alles, right?

For those of you who hammered me for my disrespect of the TSA and for comparing it unfavorably to the Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS), I want you to think of this the next time you're at the airport and some goon is hefting your bag (and I don't mean your suitcase).

The United States has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — including one in Thailand that was victimized by Chinese espionage — raising concerns that cost savings are being put ahead of national security, an investigation by The Washington Times has found.
You and I get molested at the airport. But terrorists get a little special something from Uncle Sam -- a simplified way to obtain forged documents.

There's nothing more I can add to this. It speaks for itself.