09/08/2011 03:24 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Colbert Rages Against Obama, TSA For Abandoning Full-Body Scanner (VIDEO)

Stephen Colbert made an impassioned -- i.e. sarcastic -- argument against the Obama administration's relaxing of TSA standards on Wednesday night, demanding that security continue to force passengers to remove their shoes and go through invasive and embarrassing full-body scanners.

At the top of his screed, the "Report" host invoked the upcoming anniversary of 9/11: "Nation, it's hard to believe but this Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which means we can't be more than 5 years away from finding Sadam's WMDs."

He spoke of the ways we've attempted to repair our relationship with the middle east: "We even tried to find common ground with Muslim extremists by electing one of them president."

But his ultimate point was one of homeland security, and Obama's apparent failure to provide it: "If we don't take our shoes off how will we know which little piggy went 'whee whee whee' all the way to an Al Qaeda training camp?"

Watch the full clip below, and let us know what you think of the updated body scanners.