ATTENTION WOULD-BE TERRORISTS: PLEASE BE SURE TO CARRY VALID IDENTIFICATION AT ALL TIMES
Nothing too weird about that story, right. So what makes it noteworthy?
Well . . . maybe I'm making something outta nothing, but this is the part that strikes me as juuuuuuust a bit strange: They were caught with false or fraudulent identification as they tried to enter Fort Bragg to do contract work. Fort Bragg, for those of you wondering, is the home of both the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and the 82nd Airborne Division. According to the article, "People trying to enter Fort Bragg with false IDs can be charged with criminal trespass and presenting false identification." Well that's reassuring.
Since no one else seems to have asked, let me be the one: shouldn't we be checking the qualifications of civilians -- illegal, legal, domestic, Martian -- before they're hired to do contract work at one of our army bases?
Come to think of it, someone better get down to Gitmo and start checking IDs! They may be fake.
The War on Terror, baby. Fought everywhere except Reality.