Thursday, June 30, 2011

Airport security leaves me insecure

The second story in a week about the foibles of airport security are not making me feel safe about flying.
The first was about how the security agents forced a 95-year-old cancer patient to take off her wet adult diaper so they could pat her down before they would allow her board an airplane.
The second is about a 20-something Nigerian who managed to board an airplane in New York even though he had no passport and just the expired boarding pass of another passenger.
Given the amount of hassle we all experience when flying, we would think that airport security would at least be cognizant of the lack of threat of the first, and the possibility of threat from the second. That they do not is scary.
Perhaps it would help if the government released information successes in catching would-be terrorists. There are some, aren't there?


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