The U.S. has received several neatly-wrapped Christmas presents this holiday season in the form of terrorist threats, suicide-bomb attempts and American teens-turned-Jihadists trying to creep over the Pakistani border.
This has been alarming to many Americans, to say the least, and airlines are talking about further increasing security measures so that now, in addition to having to relinquish their lip gloss and zit cream at the security gate, international travelers may be subjected to “full-body pat-downs, carry-on bag searches, full-body scanning and explosive detection technology.”
I’m not sure that this is going to be helpful at all, as terrorists will just continue to find ways around whatever kind of airport security we dream up, but I’m willing to be patted down if it prevents a suicide bomber or two from boarding someone’s plane. What I do have a problem with is retired military General Tom McInerney going on Fox News and telling the public that all Muslims between the ages of 18 and 28 should be automatically strip-searched at airports.
When host Julie Panderas disagrees with McInerney, saying that racial profiling will just “generate more violence and hatred towards the West,” Gen. McInerney replies, “It’s not racial profiling, it’s profiling just like the Israelis do… I want to profile on that group that we have enough evidence from 9/11 and other cases…that we know what we’re looking at….If we continue to become politically correct, then we’re going to have a disaster.”
Yes, political correctness is our biggest weakness. Let’s be more like the Israelis, who have been at war since their country’s existence. Instead of racial profiling, we will be profiling based on race. Do you see the distinction?
…asshole. I personally think all retired military Generals should be strip-searched before going on Fox News. And don’t neglect the hard-to-reach places! You never know what they’re hiding in there.