- LATIN AMERICA
- MIDDLE EAST
- United Kingdom
- United States
- New Zealand
- South Africa
A sampling of your thoughts:
PERRY C. TRUITT Plainwell, Mich.
I will feel much safer once we stop the ludicrous process of ineffective screening of all passengers and crew and get back the
effective practice of profiling. We need fewer but more-skilled screeners to do this job. We need legislative and judicial support
to fend off the
Right now, we're doing a good job of discouraging air travel and destroying the airlines while wasting a lot of money in an attempt to make one size fit all.
JOSEPH SONGIN Scottsville, N.Y.
We do everything but talk with the "enemy" in trying to protect ourselves from terrorism. Think of the enormous amounts of money that go to national defense, homeland security, nation building, and foreign aid designed to achieve the cooperation of other countries. Think of the lives of our young lost abroad in the fight and the lives of innocents lost at the scene. And these costs keep spiraling as the war on terrorism adds new fronts.
What really has been achieved in all these years, and when will an end to it all come? I say it's time to re-inspect our foreign policy and to engage the enemy in discussions with us, allies, and terrorism's host nations. Open the discussions to the press so the public around the world can know the grievances, know the solutions, know the truth.
Just maybe, a better foreign policy will be found in that process.
RON W. SMITH Providence, Utah
If the "panty scanners" cost "only"
The more interesting question is why we feel that the extremely low dangers of flying, compared with automobile travel, aren't good enough. There is no logical end to the "How safe is safe enough?" question.
TOM KARASEK Longview, Wash.
Should the TSA Trust in Full-Body Scanners