I’d been hearing a lot of complaint about the recent ridiculousness, but Drezner provides some polling data showing it isn’t representative. I’ve said before that I don’t believe in any “right to privacy”, so I suppose I’m more annoyed by how much time & money has been wasted on a vastly overblown threat. And I grind my teeth at the admission that the new groping procedure has no purpose other than to be unpleasant enough to teach passengers not to opt out. I have no need to actually fly anywhere, so like many of Drezner’s imagined respondents I don’t have to actually experience any of it.

Elsewhere at Foreign Policy, President Obama is accused of being a supplicant who gives away the store to swarthy foreigners. I suppose the story is that he needs to get tough.