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Tilting at Windmills

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February 20, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

AT LEAST THEY DIDN'T MAKE HIM DRINK IT....Look, I know "better safe than sorry" is good advice when it comes to security, but isn't this story from Reuters a little much?

An innocent spray of cologne from a Saudi Arabian college student caused authorities in Philadelphia to quarantine a hospital emergency room, a doughnut shop and a drug store on Wednesday, officials said.

If you read the whole thing it doesn't get any better. In fact, it gets worse.

You know, stuff like this would just seem silly if it weren't for the fact that we're spending billions of dollars to fund this kind of hypersensitivity while virtually ignoring enormous security holes in other areas. I wish we could get our priorities straight on this stuff.

Kevin Drum 3:24 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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