“The policy [is] entirely self-contradictory. Holder issued a statement saying that it [profiling] is not only wrong, it’s profoundly ‘misguided and ineffective because it wastes precious resources.'” (The exact working is “misguided and ineffective because it can…waste precious resources.”
He then turned to the numerous exceptions to the guidelines, and asked “well, if that’s the case, why do you allow it to be done by TSA at airports, by DHS at ports, and to be used by the secret service? If it’s ineffective, why would you then exempt them?
Krauthammer concluded, “obviously, the reason that you are allowing it in all of these instances is when there is something that is really important, like the protection of the president, or preventing the blowing up of an airplane, it’s okay because it’s effective. That’s exactly what is implied in a policy which has exemptions, which is why the ACLU, which is outraged, calls it ‘baffling’ that all of these exceptions exist. It’s not baffling, it’s because defending you and me, well ideology trumps that. But defending the president or protecting an airplane? Ideology has to take a second place.”
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