TO ALL RATS: I am so sorry!
First of all you are a lot cuter than our rogues gallery (see Most Wanted post).
Second it seems that rats may be a lot better at detecting explosives than any of the ridiculous devices we are campaigning against.
Here is an article from the Boston Globe that explains why I am so profusely apologising to the real rats:
Mankind's new best friend?
Trained giant rats sniff out land mines, tuberculosis
I like the line "Rats are more honest." Well, it wouldn't take much to be more honest than our snivelling, swivelling aerial conmen.