I've wondered if all the scans and pat downs are really necessary and have for years. Over stepping the bounds of propriety is nothing new. Before the scanners came along to bare you to strangers, the pat downs have often been invasive. Ask some really attractive young woman. Incidents of sexually implicit touching, groping, are on the increase. What a playground for those so inclined!
Now, with the scanners, even pilots and flight attendants are saying enough is enough. The question is and I've yet to see a definitive answer, have they ever actually caught anyone? If they have why has it not been headline news? And why, if they have with lesser measures, are they going to these draconian means?
I would like to know if Secretary Napolitano has every experienced an enhanced pat down or gone through the scanner. How did she feel? How would Michelle Obama feel. Not only about herself but her girls? What parent wants their child handled by strangers? How do members of Congress who still fly commercial really feel about it? Why don't they say enough is enough! Are they waiting for the public to get beyond the "I don't like it but if it's keeping us safe" mind set? To that ask is it keeping us safe or merely providing great entertainment for those who would do us harm?
Consider this. Bombs in printer cartridges. Sure they still want to kill us, but planting bombs on nit wits didn't work too well. Could they have moved on to more sophisticated means?