Top Terrorist Targets from the DHS
It's a seriously dumb list:
A federal inspector general has analyzed the nation's database of top terrorist targets. There are more than 77,000 of them -- up from 160 a few years ago, before the entire exercise morphed into a congressional porkfest.
And on that list of national assets are ... 1,305 casinos! No doubt Muckleshoot made the cut (along with every other casino in our state).
The list has 234 restaurants. I have no idea if Dick's made it. The particulars are classified. But you have to figure it did.
Why? Because here's more of what the inspector general found passes for "critical infrastructure." An ice-cream parlor. A tackle shop. A flea market. An Amish popcorn factory.
Seven hundred mortuaries made the list. Terrorists know no limits if they're planning attacks on our dead people.
The report says our state has a whopping 3,650 critical sites, sixth in the U.S. It didn't identify them -- remember, we wouldn't want this list of eateries, zoos and golf courses to fall into the wrong hands.
That number, 3,650, is so high I'm positive we haven't heard the most farcical of it yet.
What's going on? Pork barrel funding, that's what's going on.
We're never going to get security right if we continue to make it a parody of itself.
Posted on July 18, 2006 at 7:25 AM • 37 Comments