Statements about Terrorism
"What we have done with the PATRIOT Act, we've given the government enormous powers. We've given the government the right to reach deeply into people's private lives, into their business affairs, without a court order."
President Obama has "stopped using the phrase 'war on terror.' "
Says that during the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the U.S. detained people from nations designated as state sponsors of terrorism on the southwestern border.
Says a Lubbock terror suspect’s alleged plan "to use baby dolls to conceal chemical explosives" is similar to a 1995 plot "to blow up 12 jumbo jets over the Pacific Ocean."
The Muslim Brotherhood has "openly stated they want to declare war on Israel."
Many of the 9/11 conspirators came from the Muslim Brotherhood, including Osama bin Laden, Ayman Zawahiri and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
The U.S. "had the opportunity with Israel coming and talking to us about improving our security screening procedures, and we turned them down."
"The Taliban has been there for years and years, I mean, hundreds of thousands of years."
"There have been more terrorist attacks on U.S. soil by ... Muslims in Obama's first 18 months in office than in the six years under Bush after he invaded Iraq."
"It costs us, logistically, three times more to fight in Afghanistan than it does in any other place."
"Over 81 percent of the babies that are born at LBJ Hospital right here in Houston are born of women who are not here legally."
"U.S. taxpayers are being forced to fund Feisal Abdul Rauf’s trip to the Middle East."
"We have a director of homeland security who cannot use and will not use the term 'terrorist attack' but instead substitutes 'man-made disaster.' "
"Barbara Boxer's worried about the weather" instead of terrorism as the biggest threat to national security.
The president can "authorize the killing of a U.S. citizen who fights for a foreign terrorist organization."
Says federal law enforcement officers cut off questioning of the Christmas Day underwear bomber by giving him a Miranda warning after 30 minutes of questioning.
"We can prevent terror suspects from boarding an airplane, but the FBI doesn't have the power to block them from buying dynamite or an AK-47."
Several times, Obama "has apologized for what he deems to be American arrogance, dismissiveness, and derision; for dictating solutions, for acting unilaterally ... ."
"There have been three people tried and convicted by the last administration in military courts. Two are walking the street right now."
President Barack Obama's "initial response when we heard about the Christmas underwear bomber" was to say that "this was the act of an isolated extremist."
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