DHS Advisor Sez Allowing Lighters On Planes Doesn't Present Threat - Anymore

FNS-Townsend-Lighters On this morning's "Fox NEWS Sunday" Department of Homeland Security Advisor, Fran Townsend, defends the DHS decision to once again allow airline passengers to carry cigarette lighters. Chris Wallace actually makes a few good points, referring to Michael Chertoff's gut, the fact that passengers still can't take a bottle of water on board and then asks Townsned point blank if she really thinks that a lighter on board a plane isn't dangerous.

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Townsend maintains that their security decisions are based on "what we understand to be the tactical methods of Al Qaeda." Apparently the shoe bomb plot has fallen off their radar.


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