Roger Cohen writes in today’s Herald Tribune:
‘Security has become an all-devouring American God stiffened by righteousness, stripped of judgment, armed with technology. This deity knows no bounds, brooks no dissent. The threats are real — witness the cargo-plane bomb plot — but the right balance between security and freedom has been lost. I’m with Martin Broughton, the British Airways chairman who said recently that some security checks were “completely redundant.”’
I’m afraid that security is not only an all-devouring American God, security is an all-devouring European god as well.