Well, Duh . . .

The Obama administration has announced new air travel restrictions that will require a full pat-down for anyone traveling from one of 14 countries associated with terrorism.

Any citizen of those nations flying to the United States will get the same treatment, no matter where they’re flying from. The new security rules are a result of the Christmas Day bombing attempt in Detroit.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee already is putting a formal protest together, but it’s hard to argue with a pat-down for everyone flying in from, say, Afghanistan or Iran. Seems like common sense to me.

Full story here.

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3 Responses

  1. Barbara Rice Barbara Rice says:

    Another ad, same place: "looking for you – if you are a server who has a few years of experience, loves food and wine and can work for a tyrant. please apply at pio loco …" Gets points for honesty.

  2. Avatar TheyPlantedItInMyTru says:

    Yep, the owner of that restaurant gets points for honesty. And accuracy.

  3. Avatar Budd Hodges says:

    Steve…word has it that airline passengers will soon have to be naked to board the plane and a new airline will be United Nude Airlines.