“CNN reporter says bad things about the TSA, gets hassled every time he flies”

BoingBoing has posted an article on an example of how the government uses the tools of “security” as political vindictiveness:

What? No, they don’t do that kind of thing! (Ruining CIA agent Valery Plame’s cover and her years of covert work as retribution for her husband criticising their made up intel on Iraq’s nuclear program, adding decorated Korean War veteran to TSA watch list for publically criticising the Iraq War….)

One of the two people to whom I talked asked a question and offered a frightening comment: “Have you been in any peace marches? We ban a lot of people from flying because of that.” I explained that I had not so marched but had, in September, 2006, given a lecture at Princeton, televised and put on the Web, highly critical of George Bush for his many violations of the Constitution. “That’ll do it,” the man said. “