Unfortunately, you are wrong. Both UAL and AMR (with other "major" airlines) determined acceptable levels of security based on what THEY deemed was acceptable to the flying public. I do not recall being asked if 3 inane questions from the check-in attendent and a $7.00/hour cursory inspection (without a lock on the flight deck) was acceptable to me.
Give it up. The airlines failed us, and are passive accomplises as any responsible person can see.
If only they had left the security part to the government reguarlators. Well you can bet they will from now on....
I cannot help but think that the best way to to demonstarte disgust at the current events is to avoid the sponsorship of terrorism (direct or indirect) and boycott the pruchase of the stocks of UAl and AMR. Thus avoiding complicity in the wanton disregard for human safety illustrated by the actions of theses two airlines. By everything else and show yourselkf to bea true patriot.