Classic post hoc fallacy, and seemingly oblivious to locked cockpit doors, armed (over TSA's objections) pilots, and a slight change in screening standards (boxcutters no longer allowed), all the while Amtrak & highway traffic are at record levels while airline traffic is still way down. But don't let a few facts get in the way of his delusions of success. Keep a barf bag handy for this one ... The Street: TSA's Pistole: U.S. Is 'Gold Standard for Aviation Security' The best indication that the Transportation Security Administration is doing its job well is that terrorists appear to have little interest in challenging it.Since the agency was established following the Sept. 11,2001, terrorist attacks, every attempt to attack U.S. commercial aviation has been initiated at one of the 275 airports around the world with non-stop service to the U.S., said TSA Administrator John Pistole, who spoke with reporters in Charlotte on Friday."We know from intelligence that terrorists see the U.S. as the gold standard of aviation security, because of all the layers," Pistole said. As a result, every known attempt to infiltrate U.S. airspace has originated elsewhere.