"U.S. intelligence officials say they have no credible information about potential terrorist or criminal attacks against a weekend summit in Washington of world leaders to deal with the global financial crisis.
In fact, law enforcement officials said they were more concerned about angry protesters, such as people left jobless by the financial meltdown, than they were about terrorists."Security focused on protesters more than terror - Forbes.com
This is an important distinction to note. Intelligence isn't using its power to protect us. It's being used to protect the government from us.