in the United States, I will hypothesize that the mob goes through this line of thinking:
1) won't someone think of the children?!? 2) if anything bad happens, I'm blaming the government for allowing it to happen 3) sheesh - Middle Eastern guy - must be a terrorist 4) well, I still want to fly so I can get to my destination faster... 5) wait a minute, it's taking too long to get through security!
So, as you can see, #1-3 will always trump #4-5. I think we're stuck with what we got folks.
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