Normally, it’s not news when someone takes aim at TSA policies like this:
If you are someone who suspects that what is billed as “aviation security” is often more show than substance, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of what Nixon aides used to call the “silent majority.” The security bureaucracy seems to think that as long as it is seen as doing something, and so long as another terror attack does not occur, the public will at least feel secure enough not to insist that it do whatever needs to be done actually to make us secure.
It’s a bit more unusual when that someone is the former inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security. Go read what Ervin has to say in “Screening Dreams.”