Statements about Terrorism

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court "is transparent."

"It's expressly prohibited by law that you can read and wholly surveil domestic email traffic in the United States."

Currently, the intelligence community "can collect business records on law-abiding Americans who have no connection to terrorism."

"Republicans actually doctored emails between administration officials about Benghazi. Then, they released them to the press, trying to pass them off as real."

Says that since he took office, "there have been no large-scale attacks on the United States."

Says Hillary Clinton "was asked repeatedly to provide security in Benghazi on several occasions, including direct cables."

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried "not far" from President Kennedy’s grave.

"We had people that were getting killed (in Benghazi), we had people who are willing to risk their lives to go save them, and somebody told them to stand down."

"Over the last several months, there was a review board headed by two distinguished Americans, Mike Mullen and Tom Pickering, who investigated every element of" the Benghazi incident.

When Susan Rice spoke about Benghazi on Sunday news shows, she said "that al-Qaida might be involved, or other al-Qaida affiliates might be involved, or non-al-Qaida Libyan extremists, which I think demonstrates that there was no effort to play that down."

Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.

"In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack Obama," compared to zero "in over seven years after 9/11 under George W. Bush."

Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.

The Boston Marathon bombing "is the fifth case" in which U.S. government officials examined individuals potentially involved in terrorism "and felt they were no threat and they went on to carry out terrorist murders."

"When (John) Brennan ... was asked directly … ‘Is there any geographic limitation to your drone strike program?’ Brennan responded and said, ‘no, there is no limitation.’"

"The president is advocating a drone strike program in America."

"Throughout, we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts" to create a legal framework on counterterrorism.

Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson "personally made over $3 million" from a federal contract granted to his healthcare company, but left  9/11 first responders "without the care they were promised."  

Says "Tammy Baldwin had the opportunity to vote to honor the victims of 9/11 and she voted against it."

Says Romney said "we should ask Pakistan for permission" to take a shot at Osama bin Laden.

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