Monday Briefing

Reuters
Reuters

START and TSA screenings top the agenda in PressSec’s session with reporters.



On airport security:

“We put the utmost importance in protection… and have that carried out in the least inconvenient way for those who travel.”

“It would be nice to live in a world where [security screening] wasn’t necessary.”

“The truth is there’s greater exposure [to radiation] sitting in an airplane…than going through one of those machines.”

“Has all of this been done perfectly? No.”

On START:

“The president spoke to Sen. Kyle last week… The vice president continues to speak to Senators on both sides of the aisles…If Sen. Kyle has questions we are happy to address them and meet them.”

“I think the president said we live in an atmosphere that normally if one side wants to do something then the other side doesn’t want to do something.”

“Those countries that represent that Eastern-most border with Russia believe this has to get done as much as we do.”

On Guantanamo Bay:

“We know al-Qaeda uses the prison at Guantanamo Bay as a recruiting tool.”

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