Many things done by the Obama administration have mystified me since they appeared to be bound to alienate great swaths of the population. However, I have never seen a policy of this administration more likely to create a great public outcry than the current policy of the Transportation Security Administration that all passengers must submit to full body scans or physical pat downs. The full body scan produces a naked image of the traveler.
Many people are offended by this, and hence we have nuns subjected to pat downs. This three year old girl being subjected to a pat down shows the joys that await parents if they do not want to have their small children subjected to a full body scan.
The uproar on this issue is just beginning. Just wait until holiday fliers are put through this next week!
For a marginal increase in security on passenger planes, the Obama administration is willing to infuriate an ever-growing body of people. It makes absolutely no sense to me. Intelligent security at airports would target the suspicious for this type of treatment but not all passengers. Of course that would involve passenger profiling and be politically incorrect. Son of a gun, I guess I do understand what motivates this one-size-fits-all-passengers policy after all!