No one likes going through airport security. It wastes time, and it feels
like an invasion of privacy. However, everyone who gets on a plane
is probably grateful that the other passengers were subjected to the
security check. Also, the friends and family of passengers are
reassured by the knowledge that security controls discourage terrorists
from even considering another attack on an airplane.
Current airport security, while an inconvenience for airline passengers, potentially saves American lives. The number of intercepted terrorist plots shows the continuing need for high airport security, as evidenced by the bombing at the Boston Marathon and recent intelligence of al-Qaeda attacks planned for planes departing Heathrow Airport, in the form of suicide bombers. Al-Qaeda seems determined to continue their terrorist actions and security must be of concern to protect American citizens.