Obama: US under threat entire term

President Obama said that the U.S. has been seriously threatened by terrorists for his entire time in office and even since before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


“They’re gaining strength in some places,” Obama said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Obama added that his administration is trying to boost its response to terrorists trained in Iraq and Syria who, because of European passports, would have little trouble getting to the U.S.

“We’re spending a lot of time, and we have been for years, making sure that we are improving intelligence so that we can respond to that,” Obama said. “There are going to be times where we take strikes against organizations that could do us harm.”

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said the issues the president spoke of were “a real, real threat.”

“He should be very aggressive on this,” King said. “Syria is our biggest threat right now.”