Fla Sen. LeMieux says the TSA should Profile Terrorists instead of casting a net over "300 million Americans."Submitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 11/23/2010 - 08:25
It's a dirty word in America, but Florida Senator George LeMieux said profiling would be one way to stop terrorists, while keeping invasive security measures to a minimum in airports.
In a post 9/11 world, LeMieux acknowledges the need for increased security to keep terrorists from getting bombs on airplanes, but said the Transportation and Security Administration's new pat-downs and full body scanners are akin to "trying to catch terrorists by throwing a net over 300-million Americans."
While the Department of Homeland Security noted Monday that only a small fraction of the 34-million people that have traveled since the new procedures were put into place have received the pat-down, LeMieux said there are easier ways to achieve the same result, or lack thereof.
"Because they are afraid to offend anyone, because they don't want to use words like 'profile' they are subjecting the vast majority of Americans that are no threat to anybody to these invasive procedures," said LeMieux