Margie Shafer learned that soldiers fighting the war on terror were not allowed to disembark this week, because of security concerns.No really, the military gives people weapons? Whodathunkit?
The soldiers landed on a chartered ATA aircraft, but were forced to remain on the plane for three hours, while it refueled.
"There are some security issues involved here. They have weapons," said Ed Gomez with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
As Ken from It Comes in Pints? says, Can we just get rid of the TSA? (or at least get rid of the waste of space Ed Gomez?)
Somehow I don't think that plane-load of military personnel just back from Afghanistan are going to run amok and cause a terrorist incident. Especially since they would probably leave their weapons on the plane. Can this Ed Gomez guy be transferred somewhere his lack of brain cells won't hurt us? Or at least someplace unpleasant? I mean, if there was a security problem at the airport, authorities would probably call in the military - like they did right after 9/11. But I guess Ed Gomez would remind them that weapons aren't allowed in their carry-on luggage.
TSA needs to apologize to these soldiers, and assure them that this will not happen again.