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President Obama: 'The American People Refuse to Be Terrorized' - VIDEO


President Obama gave a briefing to press at the White House this morning in which he said that it is not yet known if a group or individual is behind the attacks on the Boston Marathon.

Said Obama: "This was a heinous and cowardly act, and, given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism...We will find whoever harmed our citizens, and we will bring them to justice. We also know this: the American people refuse to be terrorized. Because what we saw in the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism and kindness and generosity and love."


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  1. This is the only correct way to respond.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Apr 16, 2013 12:05:34 PM

  2. Thank you.

    Posted by: gwynethcornrow | Apr 16, 2013 12:30:20 PM

  3. If that was true we wouldn't have so many guns. If we want to stop terrorism (especially domestic) we need social programs and education reform. People that can't slip through society's safety net are less likely to be crazy terrorists. Hey, if I'm wrong, at least everyone will be smart enough to realize it...

    Posted by: Fenrox | Apr 16, 2013 1:11:46 PM

  4. Sometimes I think Americans love to be terrorized. Since this bombing is nearly identical to the still unsolved Atlanta Olympic Park bombing back in '96 (law enforcement has assumed for a while that the perpetrator has since died), I'm going to assume the FBI will start there. It has none of the hallmarks of Al Quaeda, except for the loner would-be Times Square bomber, but even that is not a good match. The key here is not overreact. The Boston Marathon should take place again next year on schedule and other sporting events should go on as scheduled.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 16, 2013 1:26:51 PM

  5. @anon - what are you talking about? Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty to the Olympic Park bombing (and three other bombings).

    Posted by: Hunter | Apr 16, 2013 2:19:46 PM

  6. Unfortunately, in an example of someone who thinks that "nobody ever lost money underestimating the taste of the American public," there were a series of pops-ups overlaying the video of our president's press conference with some nonsense about looking up your arrest record.

    Posted by: Bill | Apr 16, 2013 8:00:43 PM

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