Obama all but admits to being an idiot
. . . the procedures that they have been putting in place are the only ones right now that they consider to be effective . . .
Dear Mr. President, and all other people who take management jobs, a clue for you:
Pretty much everyone is going to say they're doing a hell of a good job! Best job possible! Only way it could be done effectively! Worthy of a raise, even!
Unless someone is a surprisingly detached scientist, you cannot trust them to evaluate their own performance objectively. That's why members of Congress shouldn't be allowed to set their own salary. That's why the TSA continues to be full of shit regarding their procedures. Without a proper set of checks and balances, you don't have a functioning government.
But I could be wrong. Maybe Obama isn't an idiot. Maybe he's being Impossibly Stupid. Maybe he's intentionally ignoring the outcries from the American public here, as well as the actual experts who calculate the risk of danger from terror attacks to be quite low. That worries me more than most of the stuff the TSA has done so far, because that's the kind of shallow thinking that lead to the TSA in the first place.