This quote is also from my first report to the FAA local MIDO office, when I was naive and chose not to believe all those press reports about the FAA being the "handmaiden of the aviation industry" and a "tombstone agency."
(This is) The same mistake PSD made when they saw "verify" on the torque inspection operation, and we know how they really screwed that up. Thousands of critical torques went out of PSD without the required witnessing, including engine mount torques. I asked in a crew meeting, when (QA supervisor's name) said we were going back to witnessing those torques, if we would be require(d) to submit disclosures on all of the critical torques that we had only looked at the value of on the paperwork, without checking the wrench setting and witnessing the torque as we should have been. He said no, no disclosures were necessary. I disagree, because I believe in the Quality System, and that a missing inspection should be viewed just as a missing part would be. I assume you know about the torque screw-up at PSD, but if you don’t you’re welcome to investigate that, also.
The Last Inspector