JEFF PEARLMAN

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An intriguing question of safety

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In a riveting piece in today’s Toronto Star, the question is asked: Should America turn toward the Israelification of its airports?

My answer, after reading the article: Absolutely.

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I’m a die-hard liberal who stands strongly against wire-tapping and other evil ways of probing the private lives of fellow Americans. But this is different. Once someone enters an airport, reasonable tactics in the name of safety are OK with me. That’s doesn’t mean racial profiling, which is just wrong. But do I have a problem with full body scans? No. With Israel-tough standards? No.

Trust me, read the article.