LACK OF UNIFORM POLICY FOR TERROR BLACKLIST
720,000 names on the terror “watch list”. No uniform procedures by which agenicies place people on the list. What idiot gave the supervisor body the acronym TREX? [T-REX presumably, not the obsolete brand name for cooking fat…ie lard] Terrorist Review and Examination Unit…if as much thought went into legal procedures as went into acronyms, the world might be a safer place.
If Osama bin Laden really had 720,000 troops, we would be seeing rather more action than we do at present…Anybody heard of proportionality?
Still, “privacy advocates” are having an effect, which does give some hope that democracy is functioning, despite bureaucratic efforts to smother it.
Dare I suggest an annual review and the removal of names that cannot be justified…with someone acting as advocate for the names concerned? No, sorry, that would be due process. Silly me!