Is our airport security better than it was prior to 9/11? In “The Things He Carried,” Jeff Goldberg digs in deeply, going so far as to look and act suspicious to test the TSA and concludes that we’re getting nothing for most of the money we’ve spent on “improvements.” We now have a system designed to catch “stupid terrorists.”
There are only two things that really make us safer now than on 9/11. For this, Goldberg quotes security expert Bruce Schneier: “Only two things have made flying safer: the reinforcement of cockpit doors, and the fact that passengers know now to resist hijackers.”
How about this for a new national motto, starting in 2009: Doing only things that really work.
Category: law and order