Oh for Darwin’s sake…
‘Babies hit’ by terror flight ban
Young children have been prevented from boarding aircraft in the US because they have names similar to those on a government no-fly list, reports say.
AP news agency cited two cases of children under the age of two stopped after their parents were told they were on the list of terrorism suspects.
Ingrid Sanden told AP that her one-year-old daughter was stopped in Phoenix while trying to board a flight to Washington last November.
“I completely understand the war on terrorism, and I completely understand people wanting to be safe when they fly,” she said. “But focusing the target a little bit is probably a better use of resources.”
That said: Ms Sanden is doing awfully well, if she completely understand[s] the war on terrorism; a lot of us semi-professional security types, don’t.