Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Scary as Hell

This sounds like Orwell's 1984 on steroids...

The Washington Post reports that the government has issued about 30,000 letters seeking information about U.S. citizens who have done nothing wrong.

Wanna find out what's in the letter? Tough. You can't. Nor can your boss tell you what has been requested...he/she could go to prison if they do.

Apparently this is an effort to make up for screwing up on capturing the terrorists who flew the planes into the towers.

But...tell me if I'm crazy here...those men attracted attention when they went to flight school and didn't want to learn to land. Some folks even filed memos expressing their concern about their behavior.

What if the intelligence community just listens to its own employees rather than picking on the rest of us who are minding our own business?

You need to read this excellent report from Barton Gellman.

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