Saturday, July 26, 2003

The descent of America

After September 11th, the US government set up a national "do not fly list", of people who weren't allowed on a plane because they might be terrorists. Now, the ACLU has discovered through a FOIA request that there is a second list of "selectees" who are targetted for searches at airports before being allowed to board an aircraft. Who is on this list? Activists, journalists, and opponents of the Bush regime...

This what the United States has come to: secret lists of political opponents targetted for harassment, with no oversight and no judicial review. Remind you of anywhere yet?