Well, well, well, looks like everyone has forgotten about the FBI being told not to investigate potential 'lone wolf' terrorists. This directive from the White House was mentioned with the Fort Hood shooting and cited as one of the reasons why Major Hassan wasn't discovered.
So now, we've got the Christmas Day underwear bomber. His name was everywhere, his father was warning countries about him, he was on a watch list. But again, he was acting alone. So once again, the 'lone wolf' directive should be front and center of the discussion. However, I haven't heard anyone mentioning it. I guess maybe they are tired from it being a major subject during the Fort Hood recap.
The Obama administration wants to play a game of saying that they are taking terrorism seriously, then making directives such as this one.