So, ten years after 9/11, have we come to our senses and stopped spending a trillion on defense and “national security” and surveillance? No. Will we gtfo of Afghanistan and Iraq? No. Will we stop using the Patriot Act for hings like the drug war? Of course not. But we do have this:
Air travelers will eventually be able to keep their shoes on to pass through security, but the restrictions on carrying liquids on board are likely to remain in place for some time, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a POLITICO Playbook breakfast Tuesday.
“We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based approach to how we screen,” Napolitano told Mike Allen during a morning forum at the Newseum. “I think one of the first things you will see over time is the ability to keep your shoes on. One of the last things you will [see] is the reduction or limitation on liquids.”
The Onion staff wept.