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Bernie Kerik: America Has Become 'Less Vigilant' Since 9/11 Attacks

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By    |   Friday, 09 Sep 2016 08:11 PM

America has become "less vigilant" in the 15 years since the 9/11 terror attacks — and risks a repeat of "our darkest day," former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernie Kerik tells Newsmax TV.

In an interview with "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth on Friday, the author of "From Jailer to Jailed," decried the lack of a "real strategy to cobalt this enemy … the way it should be done."

"The longer we have gone away from Sept. 11, the less vigilant we have gotten," Kerik tells Hayworth. "The reality is if you're not focused on it and you're not vigilant and … don't pay attention and focus on it, it's going to come back to bite you. The enemy that we face has enormous patience… We have none. We have zero. I think that's going to hurt us."

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Recalling the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Kerik told "The Steve Malzberg Show" that "It was absolutely our darkest day."

"I think the enemy has grown far greater than they were on Sept. 11 and I think it's only a matter of time before we get hit again," he said. "I've said it continually since then and we need people in the White House that understand the enemy and they're not afraid."

He also thinks it's critical to educate children about what happened on 9/11.

"We've got to educate our youth," he tells Hayworth. "We've got to let them know what it was like, what happened. Stop the political correctness. I've had people come to me and say 'we shouldn't put this stuff on television.' Oh really? Really? Is that what you think? I think that every American should know the death and the devastation that happened on that day because if we don't address it, it's going to happen again."

Kerik also said he supports allowing families of those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks to pursue legal action against Saudi Arabia "if there's evidence that they were involved, and the families have that evidence."

"I don't see how the White House, how anybody could stand between the families and justice," he tells Malzberg. "They shouldn't be allowed."

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