I don't know how it happened. Or even, really, what happened. Or what it means. Someone in the U.S. government who specializes in finding terrorists seems to have found me and laid a heavy hand on my bank account.
In Uganda, corruption often arises out of desperation. In America, more typically, its wellsprings are greed, pure and simple. And it's hard to decide which is the more dismaying, the more disfiguring, the more disgusting.
Anybody can bludgeon the many shortcomings and foibles at TSA, and there will be plenty more opportunities in the future. But now is the time to give some positive reinforcement to a sensible attempt at innovation.
I can't help noticing that a lot of the furor over airport pat-down policies has come from the crazy right. The same people will be the first to loudly denounce the Obama administration for any breach in airport security.