Pubdate: Sun, 24 Mar 2002
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin (HI)
Copyright: 2002 Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Author: Mel McKeague


As Americans are increasingly becoming subjected to even more intrusive and 
undignified security measures at our airports, I've yet to read or hear of 
one report of catching a single terrorist. We have caught a lot of 
Americans trying to transport illegal drugs. Maybe our war on terror and 
war on drugs are really a war on Americans.

As our airports more and more resemble those of communist nations and Nazi 
Germany, our intelligence communities have detained and interrogated 
thousands of Americans, based on a racial profile.

Meanwhile, in this time of blind patriotism, no one seems to be appalled 
that President Bush is shaking the nuclear stick as America contemplates 
war with Iraq, at the same time our military is involved in the affairs of 
Bosnia, Colombia, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, the Philippines 
and Afghanistan. Someday our government's reaction to Sept. 11 could be 
recorded in history as more horrific than the Sept. 11 attacks themselves.

Mel McKeague
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