IMO, This is more evidence that the GW Bush Administration does not really care about Security.
From USA Today (emphasis is mine):
WASHINGTON – Airlines are protesting a government plan that would require them to take fingerprints of foreign travelers as they fly out of the USA, saying it could create massive lines at airport check-in counters.
The Homeland Security Department, which currently fingerprints foreigners coming into U.S. airports, wants airlines to be responsible for taking fingerprints as these travelers leave.
Follow that logic: The Department of Homeland Security is so concerned about Security, that they want the Airlines to do part of their job.
Ignoring the privacy issues here (Anyone happy with a Corporation storing travelers Finger Prints?!?): How serious are they if they seek to outsource it? Wasn’t this kind of thinking one of the problems that lead to 9/11??
I’m not sure fingerprinting will solve any problems, but if it does why would DHS want to outsourced?
Music I’m listening to right Now:
“Rescue” by Eve 6 from the Horrorscope Album.