Remember how comfortable we all felt before 9/11?
We thought we were so safe from a foreign-based terrorist attack. Unlike the Europeans, we were separated by two oceans from all that ugliness. They'd never try it here. We were too well protected. Besides, they wouldn't dare.
Until the terrorists get their hands on a nuclear device--which they surely will someday--the whole idea of loose nukes remains an abstraction to us, as terrorism in general did on 9/10 (and deep down, we didn't think of Oklahoma City as "terrorism" in the strictest sense, because it was home-grown. It was a criminal act , performed by a nut job).
There are more important, immediate things to worry about, like the economy and how Kate Gosselin manages to remain on DWTS week after week, even though she dances like a sack of Idaho potatoes.
Meanwhile, losing sleep over the problem is one of the many things we pay Barack Obama to do for us.
We don't pay him enough.