Responding to Terror
Once I was loose on the streets of the city, I continued to be impressed with what I saw. Spain is definitely no stranger to terrorism. They suffered the Madrid bombings just over 18 months ago and have been living with the current form of the ongoing sometimes-violent Basque Separatist movement since 1968. Somehow, though, the Spanish have managed to avoid falling prey to the sort of security paranoia that has befallen the United States. Or maybe they realized that the terrorists they’re most worried about already live there, something the United States still doesn’t seem to get.
Read “Finally, some sane airport security” at Not Bad for a Cubicle. (This gets a full blog post, rather than a del.icio.us link because you shouldn’t miss it.)