The agency insists that their officials are still vetting the document to make sure it's been cleansed of classified information, which is another way of saying that they couldn't get it done on time. Critics are worried that something else is going on, and that we're in for another bait-and-switch like when we were assured that the scanners couldn't store photographs, until it turned out that the scanners could totally store photographs.
The problem is that it's so hard to choose. To guess one way or another you'd have to settle on whether TSA is more bumbling than it is dishonest, or more dishonest than it is bumbling. In these cases we prefer to err on the side of caution, assume they're telling the truth, and let them take the extra week to fully cleanse the documents of sensitive information. It'd be nice if they could do things correctly and efficiently, like ordinary people are expected to do when they go to work. But let's not get crazy.
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