Bruce Schneier hands former TSA boss his ass
As the Economist's debate between Bruce Schneier and former TSA boss Kip Hawley
draws to a close, it's clear that Schneier has crushed Hawley
. All of Hawley's best arguments sum up to "Someone somewhere did something bad, and if he'd tried it on us, we would have caught him." His closing clincher? They heard a bad guy was getting on a plane somewhere. The figured out which plane, stopped it from taking off and "resolved" the situation. Seeing as there were no recent reports of foiled terrorist plots, I'm guessing the "resolution" was "it turned out we made a mistake." But Hawley's takeaway is: "look at how fast
our mistake was!" (Thanks, Dee!