"The government has been trying to streamline what counterterrorism officials say are more than 26 terrorism-related databases compiled by agencies throughout the intelligence and law enforcement communities."
This is some kind of sick joke, right? 325 thousand?
And, of course, they refuse to say how many of those names are those of American citizens - just as they refuse to say how many of those names were included in the "lists" via the NSA illegal wire-tapping route.
Christ knows you wouldn't want John Q. Public to wake up and smell the coffee, right? And go off?
I got a particularly evil giggle out of this quote:
"We have lists that are having baby lists at this point; they're spawning faster than rabbits," Sparapani said. "If we have over 300,000 known terrorists who want to do this country harm, we've got a much bigger problem than deciding which names go on which list. But I highly doubt that is the case."
Is your name on a "list"? How will you ever know?
Welcome to Amerika.
(HAVE YOU CALLED YET?) Pete