I've been wondering about this for awhile. In 2004 the TSA started groping people. There were a lot of complaints from women, parents who objected to TSA agents molesting their kids, and older people who objected to having agents rub them down (after being wanded) in an attempt to feel a metal implant that the person said was there. After many complaints, the TSA backed off (well, for the most part). Fast forward to Nov. 2010 and we're in the same situation only we've ditched the wands and added strip search machines. Complaints are through the roof and yet the groping and x-rays continue. What is the difference between now and then? Why hasn't the TSA backed off in the face of the criticism as they did before? Is it Pistole instead of Hawley? Was it just a lull while they ordered the strip search machines? Something else?