Obama: Empathetic on airport screenings

The president claims understanding of scan-intrusion, but that the measures guard against terrorists


Associated Press
November 20, 2010 10:38PM (UTC)

President Barack Obama says he understands the frustrations of U.S. airline passengers who are subject to intrusive security screenings.

He says he's asked security officials whether there's a less intrusive approach.

But Obama says that security officials have told him that the current procedures are the only ones considered effective enough right now to guard against terrorist threats.

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Obama doesn't have to pass through normal airport security himself, so he says he hasn't experienced the new patdowns and imaging devices now in use.

Obama spoke at a news conference during the NATO summit in Portugal.


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