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07/30/2003 Archived Entry: "Protecting you against terrorism, part infinitum"

DOESN'T THIS MAKE YOU WISH THE SECURITY SCREENERS WOULD GIVE YOUR KNITTING NEEDLES BACK?

Despite renewed warnings about possible airline hijackings, the Transportation Security Administration has alerted federal air marshals that as of Friday they will no longer be covering cross-country or international flights, MSNBC.com has learned. The decision to drop coverage on flights that many experts consider to be at the highest risk of attack apparently stems from a policy decision to rework schedules so that air marshals donít have to incur the expense of staying overnight in hotels.

"Experts" schmexperts. It's the long-distance, fuel-laden flights hijack-bombers go for. Well, no surprise. The air marshal thing always did have the smell of a feelgood PR gesture.

Posted by Claire @ 12:34 PM CST
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