Consider the following quote:
"The British government is a murder machine."Who do you suppose said that? Was it Yassar Arafat? Was it Osama bin Laden? Was it Muamar Qaddafi? No, it was Representative Peter King (R-New York). Let's read a longer quote from the Washington Post:
King, then a local politician on Long Island, was one of the most zealous American defenders of the militant IRA and its campaign to drive the British out of Northern Ireland. He argued that IRA violence was an inevitable response to British repression and that the organization had to be understood in the context of a centuries-long struggle for independence.Got that? Peter King used to tell people that car bombs aimed at civilian targets were "legitimate force." This is who the Republican Party chose to head this important committee. Out of all the Republicans they could have chosen, they chose the one with a history of endorsing terrorism. Great job Republicans, I mean really great job there on that whole terrorism thing.
"The British government is a murder machine," King said. He described the IRA, which mastered the car bomb as an instrument of urban terror, as a "legitimate force." And he compared Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, the IRA's political wing, to George Washington.