No End in Sight


Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called on Sunday for a "no-ride" list for Amtrak trains, as a way of preventing potential terrorists from riding the rails. 

"Circumstances demand we make adjustments by increasing funding to enhance rail safety and monitoring on commuter rail transit and screening who gets on Amtrak passenger trains, so that we can provide a greater level of security to the public," Schumer told reporters at a news conference

Talk about the self-perpetuating logic of abstract wars. When Osama Bin Laden is alive we are told his death would make us all a lot safer. Bin Laden is killed and we are told we are actually in a lot more danger.

I get the danger of anyone being able to walk on to a plane. But there has to be something better, something smarter, than a "no ride" list.