So, what does this all mean?
It means that airport body scanners are ineffective by any metric you care to apply:
• They are medically dangerous.
• They potentially cause more deaths than they would save.
• They can be easily defeated.
This has not prevented Michael Chertoff from going on every television show, pleading how these devices are necessary to protect the Homeland from the terrorist threat.
It’s as if Mr. Chertoff had been on a mission—
—but then again, at $150,000 a pop, and with a minimum order of 1,000 units necessary to put body scanners in each and every airport in the United States, this represents $150 million dollars to Rapiscan.