March 16, 2004

Kerry Ignored Security Warnings

In May 2001, two FAA officials decided to take their concerns about lax security at Boston's Logan Airport directly to their home state Senator. Their letter to John F. Kerry read, in part:

"With the concept of jihad, do you think it would be difficult for a determined terrorist to get on a plane and destroy himself and all other passengers?" he warned. "Think what the result would be of a coordinated attack which took down several domestic flights on the same day. With our current screening, this is more than possible. It is almost likely." The toll from such an attack would be economic, as well as human, he predicted with chilling accuracy.

The letter was sent, and a video containing the disturbing evidence of an undercover security investigation was hand delivered to Kerry, who then passed the buck on to Washington, even though he was warned that the DOT was a dead-end for warnings like this.

All of this is not to say that Kerry is somehow personally culpable for the 9/11 attacks. But it is to say that it's disingenuous at best, and disgusting at worst for him to be criticizing George Bush for not doing more in the realm of Homeland Security. So far, knock on wood, Bush's track record of taking action in the area of "prevention" is better than that of John Kerry. Read the whole article by Paul Sperry.

Posted by dan at March 16, 2004 12:36 AM