Airline security

The terrorist definitely win if I have to board a plane in the nude.

Mr. President,
Outside of the coincidence of a terror threat right after the GOP lost one of their best supporters in a widely viewed primary , I can safely say that the terrorists have won.

According to officials:
All cabin baggage must be processed as hold baggage and carried in the hold of passenger aircraft departing UK airports.
Passengers may take through the airport security search point, in a single (ideally transparent) plastic carrier bag, only the following items. No carry-on luggage will be allowed and nothing may be carried in pockets:
Pocket-size wallets and pocket-size purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards, identity cards etc (not handbags)

Travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports and travel tickets)

Prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight (eg, diabetic kit), except in liquid form unless verified as authentic

Spectacles and sunglasses, without cases

Contact lens holders, without bottles of solution

For those travelling with an infant: baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) and sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (nappies, wipes, creams and nappy disposal bags)

Female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed (eg tampons, pads, towels and wipes)

Tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs

Keys (but no electrical key fobs). All passengers must be hand searched, and their footwear and all the items they are carrying must be X-ray screened.
Pushchairs and walking aids must be X-ray screened, and only airport-provided wheelchairs may pass through the screening point.
In addition to the above, all passengers boarding flights to the USA and all the items they are carrying, including those acquired after the central screening point, must be subjected to secondary search at the boarding gate.

There were tons of "chatter" and alerts just before the 2004 elections and strangely enough no one was arrested much less convicted of anything remotely associated to terrorism after the election was over.

Let's pretend there was a plot to blow up planes destined for the United States. I remember when you said American life would be safe from the terrorists and yet we have lost our privacy, our ability to move freely throughout the country, and now we will not be able to bring our ipods or my cell phones on a flight? What's next, will we have to board the planes naked? The nudists already have chartered flights for that.

Transportation stocks will be hit even harder than the price of oil. Our economies have lost billions of dollars already because of real and imagined threats.

Millions of people in the UK and the US can say that terrorists have indeed changed our lives and not in a good way and neither you nor lap boy Blair have been able to stop any of it. The UK may have thwarted an attack but more are on the way. Hatred for America has gone up exponentially and Israel's bombing of Lebanon has kicked it up even higher.

On the bright side Oil cost should drop off on lower demand because of reduced flights to the U.S., but tourism will suck even more.

I did not receive the normal thank you for writing auto-response from the White House.