See Lynch, reasonable as always.
See an editorial in the Washington Post, reasonable as an exception.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, someone once said (yes, Mom, I know it was FDR). And overreacting is exactly that--too much.
But politically, it is understandable. Known the intel trade as CYA-syndrome (cover your ass).
Perhaps Obama's exerting leadership here might just make a difference.