Our Country Is In the Best Of Hands
In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inadvertently posted online its airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers.
The most sensitive parts of the 93-page Standard Operating Procedures manual were apparently redacted in a way that computer savvy individuals easily overcame.
The document shows sample CIA, Congressional and law enforcement credentials which experts say would make it easy for terrorists to duplicate.
While waiting to board our flight home from Florida on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, a TSA agent who was doing extra "security" screening at the gate asked to see my ID and boarding pass.
He explained to me, in a voice that everyone could hear, that the reason he was asking was that I was the eighth person in line, and that he had to check the ID of every eighth person standing in line.
How anyone could ever possibly thwart such a foolproof and airtight security measure is beyond me.