May 5, 2010

Security slip allowed bomb suspect on plane

Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security dropped the ball again.

The no-fly list failed to keep the Times Square suspect off the plane. This time Napolitano (pictured) didn’t say “the system worked” as she did the time the airliner flying over Minnesota could have been blown out of the sky.

Faisal Shahzad had boarded a jetliner bound for the United Arab Emirates Monday night before federal authorities pulled him back.

The night's events, gradually coming to light, underscored the flaws in the nation's aviation security system, which despite its technologies, lists and information sharing, often comes down to someone making a right call.