Perhaps it should be "Homeland Insecurity" in Britain.

I was listening to “Euronews” in Dubai this afternoon and surprised to hear that a second British Government official had lost Top Secret papers on the train – two in less than a week.

Like a lot of people, I misplace things all of the time. Sometime it can take me several minutes to find where in the house I left my car keys. There is of course a huge difference here. My keys do not contain classified details about Al-Qaeda operations. Wouldn’t you think that the first incident earlier in the week would be a major wake-up call? Wouldn’t you hold on to those papers for dear life, knowing that by leaving them behind somewhere, not only were you jeopardizing your future career and retirement plan but also the safety and security of the Nation as a whole?

Those of us who have to fly regularly are probably a little bit more annoyed than some others. I was standing in a security line in Heathrow Airport last Monday trying to get to the gate for my flight to Dubai and the whole line was at a stand still due to the security checker examining a beverage bottle belonging to a passenger who was arguing that it was small enough to be taken through. It seemed to go on for hours.

I only wish that the Top Secret Papers debacle had occurred before then. I know I would have told them that they would be better off spending their time looking for misplaced sensitive Govt. documents than scanning the contents of a water bottle. Of course, I probably would have been arrested, questioned for hours and maybe even deported.
If only the Wright brothers could see how it all turned out.

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