There's a lot to criticize in the TSA's recent leak of an improperly redacted security manual. But the most outrageous vulnerability is an omission on the list of countries whose citizens are given extra scrutiny. "What's missing from the list? Saudi Arabia," writes Michael Smerconish. "You know, the home of 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11, 2001."
TSA targets Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, among others, but "sadly," writes Smerconish, the Saudis' "clout has been maintained throughout the eight-plus years since." "Indeed, the most alarming part of the TSA document story isn’t its unfortunate release. It’s the vulnerability it reveals," writes Smerconish on the Daily Beast.