Monday, December 28, 2009

Let Her Be Clear

DHS Secretary Napolitano has backed off her claims that the system worked in how it handled the Christmas Day bomber, it is reported today:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that the aviation security system failed when a young man on a watchlist with a U.S. visa in his pocket and a powerful explosive hidden on his body was allowed to board a fight from Amsterdam to Detroit.
You can see her initial point, however. It's not like the terrorist was a veteran returning from overseas, or some such flashing warning sign about his murderous tendencies.

Sadly, I've faced more scrutiny entering America than the Christmas Day bomber did.