One of the biggest failures identified in the 9-11 investigation was the use of private security firms to hire mostly undocumented workers to do airline screening. They were paid less than minimum wages in many cases and it was they who let the hijackers on with box-cutters. TSA was the reform that the Republican party came up with and it was supposed to be ALL US citizens, properly trained to do the work. No more foreigners involved, period. Back then the Republican party controlled all three branches of government. The Teabagger-in-Chief, Dick Armey of Texas was Republican Majority Leader in the House when the bill was passed. He and Bush promised it would make the US safe.
Wreckage of missing Indonesian airplane found (AP)
from the article: Israeli firm blasted for letting would-be plane bomber slip through