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December 29th, 2009
09:23 AM ET
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Carol

    Hi Erica. You're doing a great job being the host of the show this week. As for ANY people and their families, it's ~~~NOT~~~ safe to fly at ALL for now. WE ALL KNOW IT'S NOT- why not just tell the truth!! Thx.

    December 29, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  2. Jeanette

    We need to check everyone's passport, I don't care how many times they had been checked in other countries. Our responsibility is to see they don't enter the US. We shouldn't depend on other countries for our security.

    December 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  3. thomas campbell

    We need to realize that we are at war and that this person was an enemy soldier out of uniform who was willing to and aiming at murdering all the inocents on the plane and ground he could. He deserves no consideration acording to the law. Didn't the "greatest generation" shoot undercover agents like this?

    December 29, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  4. Tim Gibson

    Had this individual not had a passport, then he was not to be boarded period, common knowledge for everyone and this begins at checkpoint one.

    The skill and training of our "security screeners" fall short of outdated and had it not been for the passergers on the flight, this may have turned out for the worse. As well, common sense will tell us that if indeed there is video of the event, the FBI has taken it.

    December 29, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  5. Dan

    I am not sure why the reporting on flight 253 has been focused primarily on breakdowns in US security measures. There are several checks involved in the overall security process. I am a frequent flyer through Schiphol and I believe there should be some reporting on Dutch accountability in this situation. I really haven’t seen much in your reporting that would indicate they have any responsibility. After all, the Dutch were the last line of defense when you look at the overall process. Obviously, there was a breakdown, but I don’t believe the US should take the brunt of the blame. There is enough opportunity all around to learn from this situation.

    December 29, 2009 at 9:50 am |