According to the president's statement of the last few minutes this near tragedy was the act of an extremist. He still refuses to use the work terrorist because that would imply we are at war and he really can't wrap his mind around that fact. This is not a criminal problem, robbers and burglars are criminals. People who try to detonate a bomb while a passenger on a plane with nearly three hundred people on board are terrorists. Terrorists, not extremists.
Oh and by the way, someone made a mistake and he's going to correct it. I'm sure those reviews will fix the problem. Gibbs today stated that the terrorist was lost on the lists because there are over 500,000 on the "watch list." This brings up a question. If they can't keep track of a "watch list" full of terrorists, how in the hell will they keep track of over 70 million people enrolled in government health care?