It reminded me of a vet I saw earlier this year while going through security in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was in his 70s at least, a ball cap bearing the name of the ship he'd served on in Viet Nam, or possibly even Korea. Tall man, slim, silver hair, watery blue eyes, very dignified. He'd been singled out for a pat-down. He looked at the kid who was running his hands over his shoulders and legs and said, "The terrorists won this one, didn't they?" There was no meanness in his voice. He just wanted the kid to see what was really going on. The kid was clueless. The man repeated himself. "I said, the terrorists won this one, didn't they?"