TSA: Forget national security, we have an image to protect
You knew the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) couldn’t stay out of the “what are they thinking?” news for long. Following the discovery of evidence indicating that less than 1% of the nation’s flights carry armed air marshals, the TSA has made huge strides towards silencing the nay-sayers.
Former federal air marshal and Iraq war veteran, Jeff Denning, said “In Iraq, there were a lot of dangerous things, but never have I been so scared [as] when the federal government called me on my home phone and said I want to know about your personal e-mail account and what you have been sending.”
Nevermind the task of protecting US air travel from terrorism, says this softheaded law enforcement organization from behind a thin curtain, we just need to protect the impression that we protect air travel.