52 Political Quotes of Peter T. King

” I felt that the IRA, in the context of Irish history, and Sinn Fein were a legitimate force that had to be recognized, and you wouldn’t have peace without them. “
” WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States. “
” We are a nation at war – and we should act like it. “
” Any New Yorker who even thinks of voting for Ted Cruz should have their head examined, Really, here’s a guy who refused to sign onto the 9/11 health care act for the cops and firemen. Here’s a guy who talks about New York values. “
” The party has to be rebuilt on all levels. In a way, maybe it’s to be expected when you’ve had a governor in office for 12 years and he and his people are stepping down. “
” If you ask me what I think about going to work every day, it’s 9/11 and preventing another 9/11. There were too many people I knew. “
” Michael Brown was a criminal who had robbed a convenience store and then attempted to kill Police Officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown never raised his hands above his head and never tried to surrender. He was killed in self-defense by Officer Wilson after Brown first attempted to take the officer’s weapon away and then charged at him. “
” The president’s dream of a worldwide liberal utopia is going to undermine the security of the United States. “
” We can’t gather the intelligence we need to foil future attacks, if we are blindly granting terrorists the right to remain silent. But for some reason, we’ve already done that – with the terrorist who tried to bring down Flight 253. “
” The United States has already experienced the danger of flawed refugee vetting as well as the potential for refugees to be radicalized once they are here. In 2011, two Iraqi refugees were arrested in Kentucky for conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals abroad in support of al-Qaeda in Iraq, the predecessor to ISIL. “
” Ask Bill Clinton about Yasir Arafat. Clinton and Barak did everything they could in 2000 at Camp David. Arafat walked away from it. “
” As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us. “
” George Bush, Dick Cheney, every one of the speakers praised John Kerry’s war record. No one said he was unfit. They said he has terrible judgment, and that’s his record as a senator. Nobody questioned his military record. “
” In the post-9/11 world you cannot give him the benefit of the doubt. As a result of our going into Iraq, not only is Saddam Hussein gone, but Qaddafi has given up his weapons of mass destruction and tremendous progress is being made in Iraq. “
” We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt. “
” If we have another 2,000 people killed, I want Nancy Pelosi and George Soros, John Conyers and Pat Leahy to go to the funeral and say, ‘Your son was vaporized because we didn’t want to dump some guy’s head under water for 30 seconds.’ “
” I think if we’re going to live in this – in this world – in this technological world where information can be disseminated so quickly, we have to be serious and take firm, strong action against those who are putting American lives at risk. Because this will put people’s lives at risk. “
” The whole idea of a nuclear system is to have a deterrent where we decide if we’re going to use it. “
” The department was set up primarily to protect us from another terrorist attack from Islamic terrorists, and yet they talk about everything but that. “
” I mean, I really don’t want the federal government to be determining whether or not a person who feels certain ways about the environment or about animals or about certain religious issues should be considered an extremist. That to me is a type of thought control, mind control, which is very dangerous. “
” The U.N. is capable of endless process and mindless psychobabble, but as far as getting the job done on the ground, I just don’t see them doing it. “
” Again, we saw in Bosnia – we had U.N. peacekeepers tied to trees, being taken hostage. The fact is they don’t have the type of deliberate and authoritative rule that I think is needed to get the job done. “
” Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was. But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth. Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned to come in and take over. “
” But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans. “
” Just several years ago, Shaykh Kabbani, who is the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, when he was speaking at the State Department, said that more than 80 percent of the mosques were controlled by extremists. And from all I’ve seen over the last four or five years, the situation has even gotten worse. “
” There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them. “
” I think there has been a lack of full cooperation from too many people in the Muslim community. “
” And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it’s uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz. “
” The Muslims have, as everyone else says, the right to practice their religion and they have the right to construct a mosque at ground zero if they wish. What I am saying, though, is that they should listen to public opinion, they should listen to the deep wounds and anguish that this is causing to so many good people. “
” I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong. “
” I don’t know anyone at the highest levels who approved Abu Ghraib. If President Barack Obama for a moment thought that somebody at a high level had approved it, he would go after them. “
” The Democrats in the Senate adopted a resolution, an amendment, saying that there should be no Guantanamo detainees brought into this country. So, more and more, we’re finding the American people on one side, the ACLU and the troglodytes from the New York Times on the other, where they belong. “
” And I think people who sort of glibly say, ‘Well, you know, they’re not going to handle security, UAE is a great ally,’ four and a half years ago, they were not an ally, they were working with the enemy, and if those same people are still there today that were there then, these are real serious issues. “
” My legislation would cut off all funding for trials of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America. This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on trial in Downtown Manhattan. “
” I think I’m one of the people who brought about peace in Ireland. “
” When things did go wrong for the IRA, when civilians were killed, I tried to put it in context, not defend it. “
” Being out in the street is not an expectation of privacy. Anyone can look at you, can see you, can watch what you’re doing. “
” I do think we need more cameras. We have to stay ahead of the terrorists, and I do know in New York, the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, which is based on cameras, the outstanding work that results from that. “
” Now, we don’t get that many specific threats against sporting events, per se. But we know from listening to the chatter how terrorists want to attack iconic events. So whether it’s a major Fourth of July celebration or the Super Bowl or the World Series, we assume that that is what they’re targeting. “
” In the real world in which we live, it’s a dangerous world. And you know the old saying is that we have to be right 100 percent of the time; the terrorists only have to be right once. “
” Every soldier, every cop who’s faced with a decision to make, a life or death, does the best he or she can. “
” I’m saying this as a Republican: In the White House, the effort that goes in and wherever these decisions are made, as to limit civilian casualties, is more probably than any in the history of the world, especially when you consider the history of warfare. “
” I have been to Guantanamo. It’s a model prison. Is it ideal? No. But we live in a very un-ideal world. “
” If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it. “
” I like Donald Trump; he’s been good to me. He supported me at rough times when I was being attacked by others. “
” Beyonce may be a gifted entertainer, but no one should really care what she thinks about any serious issue confronting our nation. “
” White House leaks of classified information put the lives of U.S. service members, intelligence officers, and civilians at risk. That’s why I support a measure passed by the Senate Intelligence Committee to crack down on such leaks. “
” The president has a right to discuss his national security policies with the public. But that should be done in the light of day without endangering our sources or methods. The public has no need to know details about intelligence assets or special operations units. Such disclosures endanger those who protect us. “
” Ted Cruz may be an intelligent person, but he doesn’t carry out an intelligent debate. He oversimplifies, he exaggerates, and he basically led the Republican Party over the cliff in the fall of 2013. He has shown no qualifications, no legislation being passed, doesn’t provide leadership, and he has no real experience. “
” I was born in Manhattan, raised in Queens, went to high school and college in Brooklyn. My father was a city cop for over 30 years. To me, New York values are being patriotic, being strong, not panicking when there’s a crisis, and trying to help each other out. “
” With all the fighting we do and all the skirmishing we do, the reality is that New Yorkers can come together when they have to. “
” I live in New York. I lost some 150 friends, neighbors and constituents on Sept. 11. “