Another view of the TSA problem

We all read TSA previous head Kip Hawley’s WSJ essay on the weekend entitled Why Airport Security Is Broken—And How To Fix It (you may hit the paywall, sorry). If not, read it now, then come back. We’ll wait.

Ben Brooks makes a great point in ‘Why Airport Security Is Broken—and How to Fix It’, that it’s the people too:

Because even if we succeed in getting rid of porno scanners and allowing liquid through, we still face the issue of TSA “officers” over stepping their bounds.


You may not like the FBI, but not just anyone can be in the FBI. And that’s the difference. The TSA was built out in a couple of months and staffed as quickly as possible with the most readily available people — and that’s why the TSA is as bad as it is.

Posted By Hilton Lipschitz · Apr 16, 2012 1:53 PM