I think the FBI functioned far better when they were basically a 'uniformed plain clothes' law enforcement agency in the strictest sense of that
term. Bank Robbery, Human Trafficking and the variety of other hard and solid crimes that were their stock and trade. They really are getting muddier
and muddier for just what they are doing and where the lines are as they've left the traditional role and gone to playing outright detective /
counter terrorist / swat team roles as a regular thing. Whatever else Hoover was, he was right to keep them almost comically straight and narrow types
as I've read about it.
I'd say we need a new agency for things like bank robbery and human trafficking but then really, the absurdity of it is sitting right there.
How many whole agencies do they actually need keeping us safe from what they either create or ...in this case...fail on the 'serve' side of what
that job is supposed to be in deterring outright stupid, IMO.
Another point on this, I won't dispute real threats exist...but Americans off to Jihad in Afghanistan sounds almost like stopping them was a
favor....It's almost a case of no need to pile on with destroying them totally and I'm only half joking. I wonder how many Americans have gone on
their own with ideas of either side (Jihad or dreams of bounties)....and never were heard from again?