It has happened again.
An evil-doer private pilot and his co-conspirator wife took an always-dangerous single engine Cessna and flew it right near, gasp, some monument in DC. This resulted in a miltary response with F16s escorting the pilot out of the area. Innocent pilots have been caught numerous times flying into the Capitol's restricted airspace. It has always been accidental. No any actual terrorist has been caught. Face it, the only people terrorized in these incidents are the wayward pilots themselves. There could be a terrible mistake one day and the government will have to answer for it.
Meantime, the US Air Force thought it a good idea to fly a 747 jumbo jet with an F16 trailing it in low and slow flight around lower Manhattan for a photo shoot. Oh, and the FAA forgot to tell anyone. This resulted in hundreds of office workers having an unfortunate flashback to 9/11 and running out on the streets. As someone in the World Financial Center on 9/11, this was, at best, insensitive. And stupid.
Does anyone miss the irony of any of this?