Sat, Mar 31, 2007
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the
right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the
day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We could put these tests together so that we have a 100
percent success rate every single time. Then, they wouldn't be
challenging, they wouldn't be realistic and they really wouldn't be
stretching the limits and the imagination of the Transportation
Source: TSA Security Director Ed Morris,
defending the abysmal performance by screeners at Denver
International Airport in undercover tests last month. Agents with
the TSA's so-called "Red Team" successfully sneaked simulated
weapons and explosives through security checkpoints 90 percent of
the time. According to Denver's KUSA-9, alarms sounded on screening
machines when they encountered suspect devices, just as they're
supposed to -- but screeners failed to then follow standard
procedures, such as hand-searching luggage and conducting closer
inspections of suspect passengers.
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