Via a reader:
U.S. Customs authorities blocked a Jordanian man from entering the country 20 months before he was accused of carrying out an Iraq suicide bombing, according to an internal Homeland Security memo obtained Wednesday.
The Aug. 22 memo to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff credited Customs agents with identifying Ra’ed Mansour al-Banna as a suspicious traveler on June 14, 2003, when he flew into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Yeah, but what about all the other Ra’ed Mansour al-Bannas on the list that are being needlessly hassled by The Man? How dare they protect us like that!
And get this:
Al-Banna has been accused of carrying out one of Iraq’s deadliest suicide bombing — the Feb. 28 attack in Hillah that killed 125 people.
But the Jordanian government and al-Banna’s family said he carried out a different suicide bombing in Iraq. The terrorist group al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for the Hillah bombing.
“Yeah! Our son didn’t blow those people…he blew up THOSE people! Get it right…”