There is no way to be sure about the security of those blank passports. With a blank American passport, Osama bin Laden himself could get past our customs agents.
Why on earth would our federal government outsource production of the very documents that allow a free pass through our border security? Well, Gertz answers that question too . . . money.
The Government Printing Office is turning huge profits on passports. Profits are being given a higher priority than security. And those profits are being turned by charging ever-higher fees to Americans for those passports. To what end? The Government Printing Office was designed to break even.
This makes even less sense than allowing the European consortium Airbus to manufacture the U.S. Air Force's new tanker. Stop the insanity now!