One week prior to the foiled attack on the Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, The Washington Times Opinion page published an editorial titled Terrorism Service Administration. Apparently, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano did not read it. Here’s an excerpt:
“The information was posted in March and removed only this month, although it is now reproduced across the Web. The document details who is exempt from secondary screenings, which foreign travelers automatically get a second screening, as well as the frequency and methods for ID verification during peak travel periods and the circumstances when airport screeners allow police, fire or emergency personnel past a checkpoint.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who oversees TSA, went so far as to tell the House Homeland Security Committee that “the security of the traveling public has never been put at risk.” All right, add “Truly Specious” to the list of sobriquets that apply to this bureaucracy.” more…