Giuliani Tackles Racial Profiling On NBC: Can’t ‘Ignore’ Threat From ‘Distorted Islamic Extremist Ideology’

In the wake of the Boston bombing, the issue of homeland security is once again at the forefront.Meet the Press, too, discussed the issue of security as David Gregory invited his panel to discuss the current approach, the specific case of the Boston bombing, and whether profiling the Muslim community would be an effective tactic.

“We have to recognize we are still in a global war against radical Islamic jihadists,” Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) asserted. “And the president, by his policies and by the words of senior officials in his administration, are removing us from a war footing and putting us back into a law enforcement model.”

Later in the segment, as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) grew defensive in response to Cotton, Gregory noted that “signals of radicalization” were missed in the case of the Boston bombing, eventually going on ask: Do “we need to sacrifice privacy in order to be safer? Is that going to be the immediate lesson from the Boston bombings?”