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Pres. Obama statement on failed Christmas Day attack

December 29th, 2009, 04:12 am admin Leave a comment Go to comments

President Obama took a short break from his Hawaii vacation to make the following statement on the failed Christmas Day attack on Northwest Flight 253:

President Obama said he had ordered a full investigation and that authorities will pursue all who were involved with the planned attack. President Obama also said he had ordered a full review of policies and procedures designed to thwart future attempts. President Obama also said that Americans would never give in to the “fear and division” the attackers hoped to sow.

Finally, on a separate note, President Obama condemned the Iranian government’s “iron first of brutality” used against its own people for exercising their “universal rights.” President Obama called for “the immediate release of all who have been unjustly detained within Iran” and said he was “confident that history will be on the side of those who seek justice.”

Updated with transcript, below the fold.


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