Bobby Jindal: How about protecting the rights of Americans and not terrorists?

I thought after reading some of the horror stories coming from people who dealt with TSA pat-downs hit its climax last week. But TSA keeps proving me wrong.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal asks a simple question, why is it that the Obama administration is more preoccupied with protecting the rights of terrorists, while subjecting law-abiding citizens to these intrusive body searches?

I think the American people are worried when they see an administration worried about reading Miranda rights to the underwear bomber. They’re so worried about rights of the terrorists, what about the rights of innocent American travelers?

The big issue here is that our government is playing the political correctness game.

TSA Chief John Pistole told Candy Crowley yesterday on “State of the Union,” that Israel’s security methods will never be adopted in America because the US doesn’t do “profiling.” So instead, we have to treat everyone like they’re the enemy, to not offend a certain group. Forget about the successful record of Israeli security in airlines, we must not offend. Ah, political correctness strikes again.

Although Pistole has sent out word that there may be changes in screening policy, making it as “minimally invasive as possible,” he never cited what these changes will be, nor when they’ll take place.

Jindal added in the interview:

“It feels too much from this administration like we’re playing a defensive game in the war on terrorism.”

“Luck is not a strategy. We need to be rooting out these networks, we need to be killing these terrorists. The bottom line is yes we need to secure our country, but simply playing defense isn’t enough.

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Jazz Shaw Jun 22, 2021 7:21 PM ET
Jazz Shaw Jun 22, 2021 6:01 PM ET