2006 transatlantic aircraft plot / United States should ban carry-on liquids

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Position: United States should ban carry-on liquids

This position addresses the topic 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot.


For this position


Quotes-start.png "The ban on liquids surely makes sense given the lack of a reliable, efficient way to detect liquid explosives on the passenger screening line. But the other fine distinctions in this directive make us think the best approach would be a ban on virtually all carry-on items, or at least a limit of one small personal bag per passenger to tote travel documents, keys, vital medications, reading materials and any other minimal items that are allowed." Quotes-end.png
From A Retreat on Carry-On Liquids, by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, September 10, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "The ban on liquids surely makes sense given the lack of a reliable, efficient way to detect liquid explosives on the passenger screening line. But the other fine distinctions in this directive make us think the best approach would be a ban on virtually all carry-on items, or at least a limit of one small personal bag per passenger to tote travel documents, keys, vital medications, reading materials and any other minimal items that are allowed." Quotes-end.png
From A Ban on Carry-On Luggage, by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, September 10, 2006) (view)

Against this position


Quotes-start.png "We don't need to ban water from planes; we need to keep terrorists off them. To most effectively do so, we need to get over our obsession with "bad" things (laptops, lighters, bottled water) and start looking for bad people." Quotes-end.png
From Refocusing airport security, by Robert Poole (The Washington Times, August 20, 2006) (view)

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