In 1986, a pregnant young Irish woman named Anne Marie Murphy was planning on flying to Israel to meet her fiance's parents. Little did she know the fiance had hidden plastic explosives in her suitcase. Israeli security stopped what would have been a horrific terrorist attack because they did not rely on the profile alone. Female suicide bombers have struck in the Middle East and Moscow. The Taliban have bought children to train them as suicide bombers. Then there's Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
The conservative RedState blog likened TSA searches to "sexual assault, humiliation, and pedophilia." In the wake of the whining, the Obama administration has said it is looking at changing airport security.
Even to prevent another attack like the thwarted Christmas day bombing, nobody wants to appear to be insensitive. Cable TV is ruining this country.