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President Obama Speaks Out About Boston Attacks: VIDEO

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President Obama gave a statement tonight to press about the horrific attacks at the Boston marathon.

Said Obama in part:

"The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers ... We still do not know who did this and why. And people should not jump to conclusions. But make no mistake. We will found out who did this and why they did this. Any responsible group or individuals will feel the full weight of justice. We're still in the investigation stage. But I just want to reiterate: We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable."

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  1. Do NOT piss our President off. Look at what happened to Bin Laden. (Bill Maher calls it "going bad-ass Ninja warrior.")

    Posted by: Dback | Apr 15, 2013 7:37:32 PM


  2. I noticed how he refrained from using 'terrorist attack' since the Reich-wing would jump all over it, like they did with Benghazi. Next thing from the evangelical Reich-wingers will be to blame it on allowing gay marriage in the state.

    Posted by: CB | Apr 15, 2013 8:46:18 PM


  3. I wouldn't be surprised if the the Castro-Chavista regime is behind the attack and used it as a distraction from the stolen elections down in Venezuela.

    Posted by: Gast | Apr 15, 2013 9:36:47 PM


  4. @CB: I'd imagine President Obama refrained from calling it a "terrorist attack" because at this point we don't know who did it. It could be a terrorist group but it could also be a random psycho, or something else.

    What is important to do is to not blame particular ethnic groups in general, all the more so when we don't have the facts. I would not want to risk repeating, perhaps at a much lower level, the outrageous treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II, where U.S. citizens were thrown into concentration camps due to racism and paranoia. Then it took a good 40 years before the U.S. deigned to even offer an apology. I'm sure President Obama is trying to make sure that there is not a public reaction that would result in innocent people being scapegoated.


    Posted by: Bill | Apr 15, 2013 11:34:52 PM


  5. Good Advice, Bill. Because way too many people do that.

    Posted by: Misty | Apr 16, 2013 8:20:07 AM


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