Thursday, November 18, 2010

TSA: Even Suspects in Afghanistan Are Not Groped Like Airline Passengers

Something I just noticed from a earlier article I referenced:
In any case, such extreme, invasive searches are forbidden even for soldiers in Afghanistan searching citizens there, unprotected by the presumptions granted Americans in the US Constitution. TSA officials are not above the law, and they should not have full discretion to decide when they can violate American’s constitutional rights. Writes a US Army staff sergeant at The Atlantic:

At no time were we permitted or even encouraged to search children or women. In fact, this would have been considered an extreme violation of acceptable cultural practice and given the way word travels here, been a propaganda victory for the Taliban.

Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.