November 23, 2010

Great argument against airport body scanners

Intelligent readers know, as this NYT mini-column notes, that Israel doesn't use them.

The mini-column, though, is by an Israeli security consultant. Here's more:
The current security system in which everyone is a suspect is bound to be ineffective and burdensome. No system can perform efficiently when one is looking for a needle in a haystack by checking each straw individually.

That about sums up what's wrong.

I hope that enough Americans participate in the scan opt-out Wednesday to make our airports a big clusterfuck.

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