Rumors of Dodd retiring to become Treasury Secretary! Now that is scary! It would all be comical if what happened in the last 15 months wasn't threatening the foundation of the country. At least we are not Britain....yet.
Then there is this bit of urgent news.....perhaps if we'd water-boarded instead of Mirandized the underwear bomber we'd have a bit more to go on.....the last time we had to do this was after 9/11 when Postal Inspectors, US Marshals, DEA and Fish/Wildlife agents were filling in.
President Barack Obama has ordered a “surge” of federal air marshals to be in place by Feb.1 in what officials said was a “race against time,” with other suicide bombers believed to be in the terrorist pipeline, although there is no specific imminent threat, federal officials told ABC News.
Under a preliminary plan, the officials said the already existing federal air marshal force of more than 3,200 personnel would be deployed almost exclusively to overseas flights flown by U.S. carriers.
Domestic high-risk flights will be covered by agents from other federal law enforcement agencies who were trained as air marshals in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
“The personnel we trained back then comprised a kind of reserve air marshal force and they are now going to be borrowed on orders from the President to work domestic flights,” said a senior law enforcement agent briefed on the plan.