I would say this article is funny, but it's actually quite sad - and a little scary. If these lists are all our security is composed of, then we've got serious problems. Especially if people can change their names and therefore get out of being screened. Uh - security hole anyone?
Yet the thought of a poor 8-year old getting patted down does bring about a smile as well as a head-shaking feeling of empathy. This quote from his Mom is especially endearing...: "I understand the need for security," she added. "But this is ridiculous. It's quite clear that he is 8 years old, and while he may have terroristic tendencies at home, he does not have those on a plane."
Read the full article in the New York Times here.