Friday, August 6, 2010
One thing we have to admit about the Obama administration: they are unparalleled in their ability to lie to the American people with a straight face.
As a case in point, it now turns out that government officials have been collecting and storing the naked, full-body scans of airline passengers despite repeated declarations that the machines weren't capable of storing or transmitting the highly-personal images.
To help placate the public, the manufacturer of the scanner is saying the machines have technology "that eliminates the need for constant user observation." In other words, human TSA employees can enjoy coffee breaks while the machine itself checks out naked bodies and decides whether someone is carrying a weapon or is simply "glad to see you."
All of this would be funny if it weren't for the fact that the government has been lying to us about the scanner's capabilities. And now that the naked truth is out, someone needs to answer for it.