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November 19, 2015


As always, the taxpayer goal (in this case, security) is at best secondary and more generally of no consequence to the primary goal, maintenance of the bureaucracy and the funding stream it generates. Much like rousting infirm Medal of Honor winners and octogenarian grandmothers with knitting needles, it provides cover, through hollow statistics, to claim to be 'doing something' without the inconvenient possibility of upsetting any identifiable constituency (such as Muslims, as an example) regardless of any implications for security.

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