Check out this letter to Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta blasting the Transportation Security Administration's procedures, cited at Wampum. Money quote:
To my mind, the bad guys have clearly won. They've made the Administration, which was predisposed to secrecy, violence, and intolerence, adopt poorly executed internal security programs that are little more than systemic hazing.
Incidently, Jim Roux was my attorney and family friend; he visited my home, drank my coffee, played with my children, and died on 9/11. I'm not a piqued innocent. What I see in US airports today is thuggery attempting to pass for security, and I've lived in or traveled through areas of Europe and Asia with elevated levels of security.
(via Ruminate This)