Well it looks like the Pentagon has an excuse for spying on peace activists:
The Pentagon said on Wednesday a review launched after revelations that it had collected data on U.S. peace activists found that roughly 260 entries in a classified database of possible terrorist threats should not have been kept there.
But the review reaffirmed the value of the so-called Talon reporting system on potential threats to Pentagon personnel or facilities by international terrorists, said Bryan Whitman, a senior Pentagon spokesman. He said the Pentagon was putting in place new safeguards and oversight intended to prevent improper information from going in the database.
Whitman said "less than 2 percent" of the more than 13,000 database entries provided through the Talon system "should not have been there or should have been removed at a certain point in time."
So why were they listed in any database in the first place? Is our government now in a practice of keeping tabs on those who do not agree with their policies? If that is the case then every Republican should be listed in there from the Clinton years.
This is a problem with the cyber age - it is too damn easy to place blame on others. It can be a computer error or a data entry error. It doesn't matter which excuse they want to use the question still needs to be asked - If they were in the wrong database then what database should they have been in?