Saturday, December 06, 2008

Homeland Security USA (by Phila)

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit that sought information on government policies for interrogating travelers, on the grounds that it "could help people break the law."
The Asian Law Caucus and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed the case in February, saying more than 20 people, mostly South Asian and Muslim, had complained of being interrogated repeatedly at U.S. airports on such subjects as their views on American foreign policy, whether they hated the government and which mosques they had visited abroad.
Makes sense to me. If we give would-be terrorists this information, they're more likely to pretend not to hate the US government when questioned at the airport. We're much better off if they feel perfectly comfortable denouncing the US as an infidel nation, and railing against Obama's apostasy.

More important, it'll make for better television:
To compete with the "Real Housewives of Orange County" (and Atlanta?), ABC will premiere in January "Homeland Security USA," a reality show produced with the cooperation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Watch in the comfort of your living rooms Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Transportation Security Administration, and the Coast Guard in action.

The premiere episode reportedly is entitled "This is Your Car on Drugs," whereviewers will see the Los Angeles International Airport and the arrival of a young "voluptuous" woman from Switzerland "with no working papers but a suitcase full of titillating surprises!"
Perhaps future episodes can be devoted to Hiu Lui Ng, or Sameh Khouzam, or Bettina Casares. Their stories may not be titillating, but they're certainly suspenseful.