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They were asking the same stupid questions on Sept. 11, when the hijackers boarded the planes: Did you pack your own bags? Did anyone give you anything to take on the plane? The answers were a uniform, "No," the very same ones the rest of us give. No. As in, "No, our nation's airline security system doesn't work."

But we knew that. We knew it in 1997 when the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security (the Gore Commission) said so, and advised that aviation security should be a national issue and funded accordingly, not left to the low-cost efforts...

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