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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Feel safe flying?

Debbie Schlussel at has a frightening story of what political correctness in the U.S. Air Force and an unexplicable delay in TSA backgrounds checks for employees resulted in.

A small excerpt:

Between 1999 and the 9/11 attacks, Ahmed—then an airman stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida—made statements in support of Osama bin Laden, said he was not against the 9/11 attacks, that the U.S. deserved to be attacked, that he wouldn’t fight if the U.S. took action in Iraq, and that U.S. aircraft over Iraq should crash.

...Ahmed was given an expedited honorable discharge, in order to effect Ahmed’s “removal from the U.S. military as quickly as possible,” according to his indictment. Rather than do the right thing and court-martial him, the Air Force made his life easier

In December 2001, Ahmed became a baggage screener at Metro Airport, when it was handled by a private contractor. That’s bad enough.

When are some people going to get serious about security and get rid of this political correctness that is endangering lives?
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