We have a letter to the editor in tonight's paper from James Loomis, who seems to understand what's at stake in the war against terror and some of the things we need to start doing about it.
Having taken a few flights recently, I continue to be amazed to see airport screeners searching and examining folks who are obviously not terrorists, have not assisted terrorists and do not want anything to do with terrorists. Some in their 80s and 90s are removing shoes, belts, etc. Others with small children are being forced to open diaper bags or food containers. I thoroughly understand and support the necessity of security at airports and aircraft, but I do not understand a policy that precludes the use of common sense.
For more than 30 years, a cadre of vicious Muslim men, mostly between 17 and 30 years of age, have tested our patience and will in their jihad against the infidels (free people). However, so we do not offend anyone, including those who would put a knife in our hearts, we insist that our screeners and dedicated law enforcement personnel do not use profiling, but instead spend their time searching little old ladies, small children, crippled veterans and Medal of Honor winners like Joe Foss.