Saturday, November 27, 2010

Obama defends U.S. airport security measures - ABC

The president don't realize that there is a better way. Instead of violating the 4th Amendment and our civil liberties, there is a humane way to inspect passengers before boarding a plane. The president must stop pandering to the American people because many politicians, including himself, are exempt from obtrusive pat-downs and body scanners.

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended controversial new security measures at U.S. airports in an interview released on Friday, saying the methods were necessary to prevent a potential terrorist attack.

Some Americans have objected in recent weeks to the use of revealing full-body scanners and extra-thorough patdowns at airport security checkpoints.

Obama says, "I understand people's frustrations with it but I also know that if there was an explosion in the air that killed a couple of hundred people ... and it turned out that we could have prevented it possibly ... that would be something that would be pretty upsetting to most of us -- including me."