A friend works for TSA, and tells me that under certain conditions, TSA screeners will be taking actions that ordinarily involve dinner and a movie first--including patdowns to the genital area for explosive devices hidden there. He is not thrilled at this prospect--actually, he is absolutely horrified.
I have several reactions:
1. Please explain why such an intimate search is preferable to ethnic profiling.
2. If this is response to the underwear bomber, why is it taking so long to get implemented? That was ten months ago.
3. If it is not in response to the underwear bomber (there were the Chechen women with explosive bras who took down Russian airliners), why now? Is there something that they aren't telling us?