Friday, December 17, 2004

What Do Texas and Fallujah Have In Common?

Grits reported this week that a Texas legislative committee has proposed gathering new biometric facial recognition data on all Texas drivers license and ID card holders. In Iraq, Fallujah residents, too, must now get iris scans and carry biometric identification cards. Those who don't may be shot under the Marines' rules of engagement.

Do you suppose those biometric ID cards are instruments of political control, or perhaps the Marines are protecting Fallujans from fraud?

For more on the Texas proposal, see the Grits series 'Biometric Blues,' first, second, and third stanzas.

Hat tip: Freedom is Slavery. UPDATE: AP coverage of Fallujah ID cards.

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