The State House News Service, covering todays Public Safety Committee hearing, reported the following:
MBTA officers said the agency’s force is severely understaffed, leaving the Commonwealth’s public transportation system vulnerable to terrorist attacks, and said officers had brought inadequately trained dogs on trains to give the impression they were sniffing for bombs. After the 2005 London subway bombings killed more than 50 people, police brought dogs on trains, ostensibly as bomb detectors, who had not been trained for that task, but instead for detecting dead bodies, to assuage public panic over the possibility of subway bombings. “This is what we were doing to make people feel safe,” said Michael Flanagan, legislative liaison for the transit police union, during a Public Safety Committee hearing. “If we did have a Madrid experience . . . we would be running around here like chickens with our heads cut off, just trying to catch up,”
This is incredible!
So if Former Governor Romney is elected President is this the kind of response we can expect from him as Commander and Chief?
I would like to know since Madrid was such a major terrorist event if he was aware of this cheap PR trick?