Statements about Terrorism

Says President Obama waited two weeks to call the attack in Libya "terror."

Says the Obama administration "watered down sanctions" against Iran, delayed them and tried to stop Congress "from putting the tough sanctions in place."

"We weren't told they wanted more security " for diplomatic facilities in Libya.

Says that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam "has made it clear by his repeated actions that he will pursue a policy that promotes the interest of Islamist (sic) and their radical ideology as long as he is governor."

The Obama administration "willfully leaked the existence of STUXNET (a computer worm used against Iran), allowing our enemies to learn more of our secrets and of our operations."

The Obama administration "leaked information, deliberately or otherwise, that led to the identification of the Pakistani doctor that helped us in achieving our goals and killing bin Laden."

"Days after the (Osama bin Laden) raid, Hollywood was invited into the White House so that they could receive a briefing" that revealed intelligence sources and methods.

"Donna Shalala left me with 12 million doses" of smallpox vaccine and "I created enough" to vaccinate "every man, woman and child against smallpox in America."

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey gave the government the power to electronically spy on Americans without a warrant.

Says Mitt Romney's comments indicated he would not have pursued Osama bin Laden.

"This president went before the United Nations and castigated Israel for building settlements. He said nothing about thousands of rockets being rained in on Israel from the Gaza Strip."

Says the Department of Defense changed its definitions of al-Qaeda and the Taliban making it so almost anybody can be loosely associated with the groups.

"We have, right now, Hezbollah, which is working throughout Latin America, in Venezuela, in Mexico, throughout Latin America, which poses a very significant and imminent threat to the United States of America."

Every month since 9/11, there have been as many suicide attacks against the United States and its allies as there were in all the years leading up to 9/11.

Says Barack Obama is a "hypocrite" for criticizing President George W. Bush’s "drone attack program," then using it aggressively as president.

"Over the past 10 years, the number of people living in Lower Manhattan has nearly doubled. In fact, Lower Manhattan has added more people over the last 10 years than Atlanta, Dallas and Philadelphia combined."

Says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security must report to about 100 congressional committees and subcommittees.

"As we near the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we should not forget that some of the hijackers used New Jersey driver’s licenses to board those aircraft."

"Since 2004, there have been some 1,300 attacks (on rail targets). Four thousand people have died. Thousands of injuries."

Accuses President Barack Obama of making contradictory claims about efforts to kill Osama bin Laden in 2008 and 2011.

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