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Pants bomber and the political sniping

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A passenger undergoes a security scan at Schiphol airport on December 28, 2009 AFP/Getty Images

The near-success of a Christmas bombing plot on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit is clear evidence of Obama's failure to keep security tight, right? That's what some Republicans are saying. Really? What about the shoe bomber, who squeezed through security during the Bush Administration? Is there anything to all this? Or is it just politics as usual?

Guest:

Doyle McManus, Washington Columnist for the Los Angeles Times

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