The 'Agency of Incompetence'

Posted: Jul 05, 2011 8:30 AM

Are you getting your $47.9 million worth in stimulus spending out of TSA?


"A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that 16 potential terrorists boarded 23 flights since 2004. One of them was providing support to Somali terrorists. Another, who provided material support to al Qaeda, got on a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport, headed to Pakistan to receive terrorist training. When Faisal Shahzad was arrested for attempting to detonate a bomb in Times Square, he had already boarded a plane to Dubai. He never should have gotten to the gate.

And Abdulmutallab and Shahzad aren’t the only ones. ..."

The full report on TSA as the 'Agency of Incompetence' by Townhall Associate Editor Helen Whalen-Cohen is available in the July issue of Townhall Magazine. Here's an excerpt:

"Cancer survivors and small children aren’t the only ones who have suffered at the hands of the TSA, though they are the most visible. Though woefully under-reported, survivors of sexual assault also struggle with the decision to either be seen naked or be felt up—neither of which are savory options for someone who has suffered from sexual trauma.

Brenda, a survivor of both childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault, tells Townhall, “Things started happening, and she [a TSA employee] barked at me again, ordering me to raise my hands above my head. At the same time, I am taken back in time to the time when I was raped as an adult, when I had no control over what was done to my body. I am 48 years old, I am a mom of three, I even lead a ministry. I probably cried for the next four hours straight. I could not get my composure. I can’t express to you the feelings it triggered.”'

Order Townhall Magazine today to get the full report, and much more, in the July issue.