Remember the justification for this obnoxious violation of our civil rights? The "underwear bomber"? Let's examine his particular case, which happened just before Congress was set to consider extending some odious provisions of the thoroughly unconstitutional Patriot Act.
Unlike the average U.S. traveler, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on the watch list. His father told the US Embassy he was a security threat. However, there was no bomb-sniffing dog present when he boarded the plane with no luggage. According to eye-witness Detroit lawyer Kurt Haskell, a well-dressed Indian man helped the accused bomber board the plane despite the fact that he had no passport.
“While Mutallab was poorly dressed, his friend was dressed in an expensive suit, Haskell said. He says the suited man asked ticket agents whether Mutallab could board without a passport. “The guy said, ‘He’s from Sudan and we do this all the time,’” reported the Michigan Live news website.
Gee, I wonder if any of this has to do with the fact that one of the main clients of Former Department of Homeland Security Chief, Michael Chertoff, happens to be Rapiscan (yep, that's their name, I'm not making it up) -- the company that makes those backscatter ionizing radiation machines that display the naked human body in so much detail you can tell if a man is circumcised or whether a woman shaves her pubic hair.
Lest we forget, here's the 4th amendment to the Constitution of the United States: