Most people believe Al Qaeda has thousands of members. The US has a terrorist watch list of 550,000 people. Why is the no fly list only 4000? Why hasn't President Obama added the other 500,000 people with suspected terrorist ties to the list?
The NYT reported:
The embassy sent a cable to Washington that resulted in Mr. Abdulmutallab’s name being entered in a broad database of 550,000 people with possible ties to terrorism. But he was not put on the much smaller no-fly list of 4,000 people, or a list of 14,000 people who require additional screening before flying, nor was his multiple-entry visa to the United States revoked.