You watch, now there will be a hue and cry that air marshals be sure that the bombs are real and administer pychiatric tests to determine if the perp is crazy ... before they shoot a guy that is reaching into a bag and saying "I have a bomb"
Boston Globe big press style coverage, always make it Bush's fault.
"who can blame the Marshall for his response? I think he did exactly the right thing, and it makes me feel safer that we have such rapid responders. I wonder if the lefties will try to make a bad guy out of this man? Any one else feel an ACLU lawsuit coming on?
And so the demonizing begins."
A very well written note on opinion bug, the pervading thought is that the liberals will villify the air marshalls as trigger happy.
I disagree, I think the liberals are in the same box here that they are with Iraq. Watch Hillary, she's the leader. She will hail the air marshalls for doing their jobs, while also calling for more specific procedures for making sure mentally challenged people don't get killed accidentally. She'll talk our of both sides of her mouth, to try and keep the liberals happy, while maintaining some distance from their crazy ideas.
Sure the ACLU and wacko libs will cry for a lawsuit, and this guy's wife may sue, I'm sure she'll have no problem finding an attorney. But they have no case and the courts will throw it out.