Dispatches from the Creation Wars

I Feel Safer Now

In the long litany of ridiculous overreactions in the war on terrorism, this may be the most asinine of all:

Airport officials ordered a holidaymaker carrying a toy soldier onto a plane to remove its three-inch gun – because it was a safety threat.

Ken Lloyd was stunned when he was told he could not go on the plane with the nine-inch model soldier because it was carrying a ‘firearm’.

Balko’s response: “British airport officials have apparently received intelligence that Al Qaeda is recruiting an army of nine-inch terrorists.”