Yeah. That's what my gut tells me, too. People aren't very happy about the Feds snooping on them 24/7 for no reason at all.
I think they're trying to create the illusion they "saved us all from a fiery death" and the credit should go to "the glorious and ingenious NSA monitoring system."
The bigger they make this illusionary terrorist threat sound, the more believable their scam will be.
Never listen to what the politicians say. They lie for a living. Watch what they do. No extra protections at the borders, no additional scrutiny of incoming from rouge nations, no tracking down of visa overstays. They're not DOING anything but closing a few doors and talking allot.
If the threat is real, "the worlds biggest terrorist threat ever and only oboma and the NSA can save us" will just wait another week, right? I don't think they'd have a problem waiting a few more days to destroy life as we know it. They've been at this since the days of Abraham!