Excuse me, but how is leaving “a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag” humiliated, crying and covered in urine making us any safer from “the terrorists?” How about making a breast cancer survivor remove her prosthetic breast? Same thing with this insanity. Is any of this making us any safer? Also, where does it end? If terrorists start injecting explosives into their bloodstreams or hiding them far into body cavities, will all air passengers have to have blood drawn and body cavity searches performed?
Look, I fully agree that we need security, but at this point, it’s just getting out of hand. Also, I’m far from convinced that the way we’re going about this right now is truly effective. For instance, the TSA until a day or two ago was putting pilots through these procedures, even though it seems like a pilot could figure out how to crash his or her airplane without being armed. In the end, if we can’t go about our lives in a reasonably comfortable manner with reasonable – but not overly intrusive or humiliating – security procedures in place, then the terrorists have won by fundamentally changing our way of life. I’m sorry, but there’s got to be a better way.