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Reader comment on item: [Michael Smerconish and I Debate:] What Kind of Airport Profiling?

Submitted by Chris (United States), Oct 6, 2004 at 10:30

In my humble but lovable opinion this 'tactic' of Profiling is waaayyyyyy over due. But it is only one facet of a many faceted approach to try to detect enemy operatives. America has, for some reason, decided to handicap itself by refusing to profile to this point.
It seems to me, as a simple minded citizen, that the threat of moving key terrorist personnel to strategic locations for leadership is more of a threat than another plane being blown up.

Now, I'm not pooh-poohing air security as a tool, but existing airport screening is not going to stop any one who is trained and determined. Our so called department of homeland security needs to use every tool that has even limited efficacy to stop a life and death threat. Until that happens we can not begin to believe that our security net is even remotely effective. There are simply too many holes in it for the big fish to get through.

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