Friday, July 09, 2004

Washington Post article today: " Washington's air defense system restricts private air traffic while providing only the illusion of security against a terrorist attack, leaders of a key House panel said yesterday."

Absolutely. That's essentially what I was writing about yesterday.

Then later in the article, "Several House members, including Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C), called on the Bush administration to reopen National Airport to general aviation, shut off since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington."

Ok, you guys have it backwards. If you want MORE than the illusion of security, then you have to make the system more secure, not open it up to MORE traffic. How well are y'all doing on handling current traffic? Based on the fact that there are STILL intrusions into the no-fly zone with this reduced level of traffic, I dont see how you'll be able to handle opening the zone to general aviation.

But if you open it up, at least you wont have the illusion of safety anymore and that might be a good thing. It might force someone to think up ideas about a real solution, if there are any.

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