- A person with an Energy Department security clearance.
- An 82-year-old veteran who says he's never even had a traffic ticket.
- A high-ranking government employee with a better-than-top-secret clearance who is also a U.S. Army Reserve major.
- A retired U.S. Army officer and antiterrorism/force-protection officer with expertise on weapons of mass destruction who was snared when he was put back on active-duty status while flying on a ticket paid for by the Army.
But there are over 400,000 people on this list. Now I'm here to tell you, if there were that many terrorists, we be bumping into them every time we went out to lunch. They'd be causing mass havoc in this country every day.
I don't object to the list, per se. But I do object to a stupid list that is so big that it's worse than useless. It doesn't make us safer, it just inconveniences us, causes problems and pisses people off.
Then again, that what you usually get from government bureaucracies.