Has anybody provided any evidence that the guy had anything remotely like a bomb?
High explosives are believed to have been moulded to his body and sewn in to his underpants.
A preliminary FBI analysis has found that the device allegedly found on Mr Abdulmutallab contained the high explosive PETN, also known as pentaerythritol.
It sounds pretty full on to me. I think we dodged a bullet.
Derivatives of pentaerythritol are components of alkyd resins, varnishes, PVC stabilizers, tall oil esters, and olefin antioxidants.
Or he could have had a HEAVY tan after he put on the pants?