Statements about Terrorism

"22 Countries Invaded by the U.S. in 20 Years."

"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels on the other side. We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier."

Chemical weapons have been used "probably 20 times" since the Persian Gulf War.

An account of attacks in Benghazi written by former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers shows that the body of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was "dragged through the streets" and abused.

Says about NSA data collection: "Every member in both parties who served on the Intelligence Committee voted in favor of this."

"I was banned from talking about" Bill Ayers during the 2008 presidential campaign.

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."

"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."

"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."

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.

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