The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom said in 2008:
By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.
And that’s why Congress is refusing to pass a bill agreeing to stop funding terrorists. Specifically, Senator Rand Paul and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard introduced bills to whose simple name accurately describes what they want: The “Stop Arming Terrorists Act”.
But neither bill looks like it has any chance of being passed right now:
How pathetic is that?