Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Millions of Dollars, Innumerable Headaches, No Terrorist Screening Facilities, and No Deadline

Even Fox News couldn't keep this one in the queue forever:
Post-Sept. 11 Air Security Programs Fail to Take Flight

By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos | Sunday, December 24, 2006

WASHINGTON — Five years, millions of dollars and innumerable headaches later, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) still has not put in place the sophisticated terrorist screening facilities it promised to install at the nation's airports and ports after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

TSA officials have confirmed to FOXNews.com that Secure Flight, the terrorist screening program that would check passengers against a massive federal terror watch list, won't be up and running until the database is complete, and no deadline has been set for completion.
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I suppose if you're Fox News and you absolutely have to report this, you may as well report it on Christmas Eve. Who pays attention to stuff like this on Christmas Eve?