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November 16, 2010

GOP Starting To Question Heavy-Handed TSA Procedures

Did you know the law doesn't require TSA agents at airports? Airports are also allowed to opt-out of TSA and hire private contractors for security work; either way, the federal government pays the costs.

Meanwhile, the TSA refuses to switch to an Israeli-type security regime, preferring useless but showy demonstrations of "security theater."

I don't know. I think this is a problem with no good answers.

1, private companies will not impose Israeli-type security provisions either; they will immediately be sued out of existence by CAIR for taking special notice of Muslim passengers. The government is the only organization big enough to withstand such suits, but of course it never would do anything that is so politically incorrect.

2, therefore, the choice isn't really between strong security and weak and/or invasive security; it's a choice between weak and/or invasive security and... well, there is no choice. Whatever happens we will have weak and/or invasive security.

At least until the next plane blows up (and it will blow up) and 300 people die. Then we will debate these issues again, and... do nothing again.


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