Today In Security Theater

Donald Rumsfeld got groped by TSA agents at Chicago O’Hare, which is pretty funny. On the one hand … y’know, it’s Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense, not once but twice. It’s not like he’s gonna take down an airplane, y’know?

On the other hand … it’s Donald Rumsfeld, on whose watch we had Saddam’s non-existent WMD’s and fearmongering about mushroom clouds and Abu Ghraib and “stuff happens” and everything else. He deserves a lot worse than a little groping by TSA agents, like maybe jail? Hello?


Filed under Donald Rumsfeld, TSA

7 responses to “Today In Security Theater

  1. Frank Simpson

    You almost wish there was a video of this scene! 🙂

    Happened to watch “Unthinkable” the other night–a very disturbing movie about how we are “reacting” to Terrorism. Not sure if I can recommend it as it is depressing in the extreme. But it does present many interesting dilemmas.

  2. Haven’t heard of it … I’ll have to look for it on Netflix.

  3. Mr. Rumsfeld, meet Karma.

    Karma, meet Mr. Rumsfeld.

    I’m sure the two of you will have plenty to talk about…

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  5. Ninja

    Which of Three Musketeers withdrew in something of a paranoid panic fit on “Meet the Press” when Cokie Roberts, was it, reached out to touch in (what I interpreted was a conciliatory, warm way) sputtering “Don’t touch me!” as the spittle flew. It was Rove or Rummy, I just forget. Will research and report back.. Who remembers??

  6. Ninja

    My bad: It was Sheryl Crow and it was the Whitehouse Correspondents’ Dinner. And it was Karl Rove. Four years ago, 2007.

    Sorry, they seem sort of fungible. Comparably odious and dangerous. And brilliant in that Rovian / Romulan way.


  7. Eh, if it was Karma Rummy would find himself at Gitmo with electric wires attached to his nuts.