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TSA Scores One Hundred Percent (Failure Rate)

Friday, March 17, 2006

In case you missed this little news article, I'll highlight it for today's observation:
21 U.S. Airports Fail Bomb Detection Test
LAST UPDATE: 3/17/2006 8:14:31 AM
United Press International

Undercover checks by U.S. federal investigators showed all 21 airports tested failed to detect bomb-making materials passing through security.

The tests were requested by Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., who said the results were very disappointing, ABC News reported Friday.

The airports were not identified, as the information is classified.

Investigators sent through components of an improvised explosive device, the report by the Government Accountability Office, the watchdog arm of Congress, said.
In its defense, the Transportation Security Administration, the agency that handles airport security, issued a statement, stating, While random items commonly found under a kitchen sink could conceivably be concocted into an IED, there are so many things that could go wrong with this hypothetical scenario that we find it highly implausible.

That's a one hundred percent failure rate. They failed miserably! Can someone please remind me why we continue to pour money down this bottomless pit? It seems to me that as time goes on, this program's only redeeming characteristic is that it puts to work persons who either have a low or no level of competency. I certainly hope that this program is not what we were forced to trade our liberties for. If this "security" is what we got in the forced exchange, we're all in for a horrible surprise. Should we really be putting so much responsibility on the shoulders of those who cannot do their jobs? We're just asking to get hurt.


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