Did Pistole Really Mean to Compare TSA Practices to Those of Terrorists?

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  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I just happened to run across these while cleaning up some old links and noticed this odd choice of phrases in two opposite contexts. Perhaps a Freudian slip led Pistole to use the same words to describe TSA policies and terrorist objectives.

    TSA chief faces lawmakers on pat-downs, body scans
    [​IMG]November 17, 2010 | By the CNN Wire Staff
    "We've adjusted our pat-down policy that is informed by the latest intelligence," Pistole told lawmakers, acknowledging that the procedures "may challenge our social norms."

    Surgically Implanted Bombs?
    July 6, 2011 | JOHN KING, USA | CNN
    "We see this as the latest iteration or the evolution of what terrorist groups are trying to do to circumvent our security layers and to perhaps defeat our societal norms," TSA Administrator John Pistole said. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1107/06/jkusa.01.html
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  2. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Good thing the terrorists can only win if they change us.
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  3. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.
    — Sun Tzu
    The Art of War
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  4. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    It's like my sainted grandmother always used to say:

    Boy, don't lie. When you tell lies you can't remember what you lied about when it's time to tell the truth.
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