Friday, 28 September 2001 : "post roundup"Interesting Post articles today:
Air Safety Plan Fuels Clamor to Reopen National Airport; With No Timetable From Bush, Republican Leaders Join Outcry
In Hijacker's Bags, a Call to Planning, Prayer and Death
Lapses Plague Security At Federal Buildings
Undercover agents from the General Accounting Office [??!!?] -- posing as New York police officers with guns, bogus badges and a briefcase big enough to carry a bomb -- bypassed security checkpoints at each of the 19 federal buildings they tried to infiltrate in Washington last year. They walked past guards at the Pentagon, the CIA, the Department of Justice and other buildings.
Bioterrorism Vulnerability Cited; GAO Warns That Health Departments Are Ill-Equipped
Smithsonian Attendance Plummeted Since Attacks; Tourism Decline as High As 75 Percent on Mall
Crowded Metro Looks at Short-Term Fixes
After some initial hesitation, I agree that National Airport should be reopened. Former Senator Bob Kerrey put it well on CNN last week:
If they can't figure it out, then they should call one of two people -- call El Al and say, "we don't have the competency to provide security, can you get this thing, reopen it in 24 hours?" The Israeli airline. Or call Rudy Giuliani, get him to reopen it.
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