(An editorial by the conservative San Diego Union Tribune):
"Luckily, alleged terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab failed in his attempt to set off a bomb aboard Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day. But the 23-year-old Nigerian with reputed ties to al-Qaeda did succeed at doing one thing. He restarted the debate in this country over whether U.S. efforts to improve airline security should include racial, ethnic or religious profiling of passengers.
Even when we come this close to tragedy, the answer is clear: No. It shouldn't.