… about Rep. Peter King (R-NY)?
Just guessing here, but he might say:
At least King is straightforward: he’s not against terrorism as a tactic. He approved of it when the IRA did it because he was on their side; he disapproves of al Qaeda not because it murders innocents but only because some of those innocents are American. Think of Peter King when people use “Islamic terrorist” as if it were a single word.
Footnote If the greatest regrets are always for temptations resisted, mine must surely be my failure, when Gerry Adams spoke at the Kennedy School, to organize the crowd to whistle “Lilleburlero” as that smiling, expensively dressed bloody-handed racketeer walked up to the stage. The Ulster Catholics had, and have, a legitimate beef. The IRA is primarily an organized-crime group. It should be possible to understand that both of those statements are true.