White House Terror Strategy Too Politically Correct?
Rep. Peter King sounds off
- Duration 3:39
- Date Aug 6, 2011
Rep. Peter King sounds off
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-- Fox News alert 31 US troops killed -- a helicopter crash in Afghanistan the chopper said to be brought down by the Taliban.
Joining us now is the chairman of the house homeland security committee congressman Peter King from New York -- -- congressman good -- -- you what do you know this morning and and and -- opinion will this wrap up the calls for us to get out of Afghanistan sooner perhaps ahead of that.
Draw -- date or perhaps the complete opposite.
For a -- of -- -- -- your thoughts and prayers have -- with those who were killed and also their families these guys are really incredible heroes.
I -- there's going to be so moved now people say we've suffered a disaster like this which -- stop pulling out.
I -- -- be -- wrong decision I think Afghanistan is essential.
-- national security and I don't think I don't speak for those who went down but I -- the last -- they would want.
Is for -- to Begin a withdrawal based on have been killed -- -- these guys have put their heart and soul into it.
And such as Afghanistan that is so key that region of the world that we pull back from that -- would just inviting another nine elevenths.
How significant is the blog because of the fact that they -- in 31 special forces soldiers and Afghan soldiers as well.
-- probably the best of the best Afghans.
It is certainly the best of the -- Americans have their Afghan troops with them they're the ones we've been training.
Guerrilla type troops special forces Afghan.
They're the best of the Afghan troops -- does a rough day for America really does.
Back here at home the White House releasing what they're calling a violent extremism report.
You're okay with some of -- this is a serious problem here in the United States homegrown terror.
You do have some problems though with the administration report what I -- -- I do -- -- -- administration did they -- is a good job as far as operations Erik -- or disagree with a lot of issues but he's been doing good undercover operations they do a good job.
As far as the -- they were put them the rhetoric and the politically correct language is whereupon his right.
There's almost an equivalency in this report between al-Qaeda.
And skinheads and Aryan Nation Nazi party -- -- bad guys and they have but I think they can be dealt with by police is nothing.
That's supported by a foreign government and apartments national movement al-Qaeda is the main threat to our country today.
I know the president said that the preamble to report that as you read through the report they took what domestic terrorism as you just announced tomorrow as you would know exactly.
Al-Qaeda is or so they say we have to -- out into the community work with community leaders.
They should also talk about them there are leaders in the Muslim community would damaging to a country like -- the Council On American Islamic Relations owned and we should be urging Muslims -- put away from people like that.
Well you know the fact is that we've been we've been saying it since since 2001.
The Muslim leaders need to speak out -- -- really seeing kind of growth and that.
400 some it's pregnant -- improve -- doctor Judy -- and others have come forward.
And I've been you know holding hearings -- a court a lot of flak for over at a hearing last week -- -- radicalization.
And a Muslim we have the Canadian Somali congress command and thanked me for holding hearings you said if hearings like this it encourages moderate leaders to come forward.
That's I think it's reports of done should encourage moderate leaders to come for the -- that but the talks and to set forth -- -- -- -- -- -- Could be peer pressure you know it -- that community pressure.
They needing coverage of the outside a person testified before my committee.
So we would not have testified back in March the first hearing.
He was happy to testify now this gave the opportunity to come forward and He mentions of the jobs -- spoke with him yesterday He is calling for.
Local Muslim leaders in this country to speak up and get that message out.
Congressman thank you for being and we appreciate it again as a congressman -- First reaction is our thoughts and prayers are with the families or all of those special forces troops thank you through immigration the united saying -- -- hide your -- fashion who have been here.