Despite Congress saying otherwise. Chertoff has decided he is the new decider and it is even pissing off Republicans:
Noting that Chertoff's department was forced to temporarily suspend a similar requirement for air travelers last summer when the rule caused a massive U.S. passport backlog, Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds (R-N.Y.) said the secretary "frankly has as much credibility on telling people to grow up as Geoffrey the giraffe."
Now can member of Congress be shocked that someone in this administration is acting in a rogue like fashion? That is the basis of Bush's administration. They do what they want, when they want, how they want - laws be damned! Honestly I think Congress also deserves it because instead of reigning in on this abuse of power they ignore it and let it go on.