Are you saying they should continue to feel up old white women to be sure they're not wearing a c4 brassiere? Should they comtinue to strip search old men that set off the metal detectors with their hip replacements? How about they just start running all young arab males through the security wringer? Me thinks that would be more effective at staving off another terrorist attack by young arab males.
I agree that is a good start but on the subject of kids: Don't forget the cute little Vietnamese boys and girls who walked up to our GI's with shoeboxes full of "gifts". These children were sacrificed for their COUNTRY. Now,throw RELIGION into the mix.If a terrorist believes he will reach the "promised land" by sacrificing himself, he must believe he is "caring" for his family by including them on his journey.
be a better and less costly answer.
I can't go so far as to find any anger at the screeners or other public employees for following the letter of the regulations BECAUSE our media is so intent on finding and fixing blame for everything that happens. The CAUSE of such should be placed exactly where it belongs, and that is ON THE MEDIA and the "modern journalists" who do not report so much as invent the news.
IF something did happen on one of those flights and the media discovered that "a passenger" whose name was on the list had been allowed to fly the poor screener who allowed the baby on the flight would be flogged and persecuted by the media in their desire to "file a story". The media circus would be much on the order of that of the Abu Ghraib "torture" and suggestions that the military was corrupt and full of such people rather than the facts that it was already under investigation and that those people represent a miniscule percentage of the military personnel.
Until public employees such as the screeners and military are themselves protected from media abuse we can expect to see them continue to engage in what appears on the surface to be idiocy but in reality is a CYA technique--better safe than sorry.