It's probably not the brightest idea to debate about the TSA with someone who works for the TSA, but that's exactly what I did. Someone posted an article defending the TSA agents against the
ill feelings and complaints of travelers. Here, I'll just let the conversation exchange tell the story. (names anonymized, just because I felt like it)
I love his last line." it is far better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than in the air wishing you were on the ground"
He's trying to use reverse psychology to make people accept the loss of freedom, and to blame someone other than the people who actually institute the rules.
As his own article points out, the TSA is only looking for repeat occurrences of what has happened in the past; the next terrorist attack will always be something we didn't expect. In some cases the new rules wouldn't have even caught the original offender.
What a load of crock. I'm with Bruce Schneier when it comes to airport security. All the money spent on the new scanners and what-not could have been much better used on basic intelligence, psychological profiling, and detective footwork.