The ongoing problem with the culture of Homeland Security in the United States is summed up rather well in the headline this morning from the New York Daily News:
Hero cop describes fake bomb ordeal
Unpack that phrase lightly. It might contain something explosive.
My favorite line from the story came from the “hero” who had to grapple with a fake bomb: “Anybody who doesn’t stare me in the face, I get a little nervous with.”
Remember that, the next time you see enter an airport. Find a police officer, then walk up and stare the officer in the face. Otherwise, someone might get nervous.