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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Democrats realize they can't blame this on Bush

Democrats may finally be realizing that they will be blamed for TSA's invasive security screenings and not former President Bush. The underwear bomber happened on their watch, and 'enhanced patdowns' is a new piece of bureaucracy speak that has just gained currency in the last couple of months. The Democrats have now asked the TSA to reconsider the procedures, at least for the Thanksgiving travel season.
In a letter Friday to TSA Administrator John Pistole, Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Shelia Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said the agency should rethink the new screening procedures in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, typically the busiest travel time of the year.

“While we agree that security measures should be enhanced in the wake of recent attempted terrorist attacks on the aviation system, we are concerned about new enhanced pat down screening protocols and urge you to reconsider the utilization of these protocols. With Thanksgiving Day marking the beginning of the busiest travel season of the year, this request is timely,” Thompson and Jackson Lee write in their letter.


The lawmakers say members “expressed concern” about the pat-down procedures when they were briefed on them in September. They ask Pistole for a number of documents, such as a privacy impact assessment, regarding the new pat-down procedures and say TSA screeners need more training, citing an inspector general report detailing weaknesses in the agency’s training program.

Thompson and Jackson Lee criticize the agency in their letter. They say TSA should have done a better job of informing the public about the new screening procedures while also making sure to better protect their civil rights.

“Before implementing this new more invasive pat down procedure, as a preliminary matter, TSA should have had a conversation with the American public about the need for these changes. Even before that conversation, TSA should have endeavored to ensure that these changes did not run afoul of privacy and civil liberties,” they write.
Read the comments. You have to see how angry people are and how many call for using Israeli procedures. "Profile and leave the rest of us alone" is a theme. I could not agree more.

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At 6:56 PM, Blogger Chrysler 300M said...

....it´s very good, more disgust for Husain Obama

At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The madness continues.

America, you have become a laughing stock. Well, if you can laugh at such pathetic acts.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel has even invented a polygraph machine that takes 3 minutes to determine who might be a likely terrorist. No touchy feely pat-downs involved.

Smart Jews!



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