- - Sunday, June 21, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In “Panel told 73 TSA workers no threat despite terror ties” (Web, June 17), the author quotes the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Kathleen Rice of New York. She said the Transportation Security Administration’s failure to vet the security risks “strikes me as sloppy, and there’s no place for sloppiness when we’re dealing with the security of our nation’s aviation system.” Really? “Sloppy” is what you call the way your son dresses for school or the condition of your daughter’s closet. Criminal is what you call the failure of our government to connect the dots in its ineffective, feeble attempts to safeguard our nation.

In “The road to historic chaos” by Clifford D. May (Commentary, June 17), Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s experience in the cuckoo land that is the Obama White House is recounted. He was shown the door for having the audacity to speak truth to power. He “was forced out as military intel chief last year for refusing to toe the administration’s line that the “tide of war” is receding and the terrorists are “on the run.”

The Obama administration is the ‘JV team.’ Their helmets don’t fit, no one knows the plays and everyone’s wearing double zeros on their jerseys. As frightening as it is, we’ll just have to hold on until the varsity team arrives.

JOHN M. DANIEL

Leonardtown, Md.

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