The ACLU says the terrorist watch list added its millionth member today. Given that there aren't even close to a million dangerous international terrorists in the world, I think it's safe to say that this is yet another example of our counterterrorism policies gone badly awry -- this kind of large-scale harassment of innocent people isn't making anyone safer.

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