Obama says Boston bombings were an act of terrorism but US doesn't yet know who's to blame

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 16, 2013 - 11:48 AM
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beaglemomApr. 16, 1311:15 AM

I appreciate the President acknowledging that this was in fact an act of terror and was disappointed only that he did not do so yesterday. It does not matter if it was a group or an individual, foreign or domestic, an act such as this that frightens a nation, terrorizes, kills and maims our civilians can only be termed as an act of terror. It is important to identify it as such because the manner in which it is dealt with has higher consequences.

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cks1950Apr. 16, 1311:45 AM

As someone who disagrees with about 99% of his policies, I too appreciate his calling this what it was, no matter who it gets traced to.

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basia2186Apr. 16, 1312:43 PM

It is when tragedies such as this happen that I wish we had a real president and not a talking head in an empty suit.

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madkingchrisApr. 16, 1312:55 PM

I'm surprised he isn't pressing to ban or register pressure cookers with volumes greater than 4 quarts.

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varthlokkurApr. 16, 13 1:40 PM

It's always wonderful to see a tragedy turn into a kindergarten bickering fight about who says what and who is in charge.

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ruphinaApr. 16, 13 1:44 PM

Well Duh!!! Apparently, he is the last person in the country to come to that conclusion. Bill G.

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StarquestApr. 16, 13 1:53 PM

Oh dear, I too was gnashing my teeth over Obama not using the T word yesterday. After all, that is much more important than his compassionate acknowledgement of the victims and their families; the thoughts and prayers for them and for Boston; and thanking medical professionals and law enforcement for the magnificent job they did. No, it mattered more that he did not say "terrorism." Thank you, conservatives, for proving to America what depraved people you are. Please move on to your next manufactured outrage episode.

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LicoriceApr. 16, 13 2:01 PM

I'm with Starquest. It seems that some people can't get through a crisis (that they were fortunate enough to view from afar) without finding something to bash the president for.

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avejoeconApr. 16, 13 2:08 PM

I think the federal, state and Local Authorities are to be commended and should be held up as heros for their response to this. The president, be it Bush or Obama, have very little to do with the immediate response and I am Glad that Obama is not going to the scene. When senators and presidents try to do their PR stunt by going to the disaster, they are taking away from the efforts needed. My ONLY disappointment with Obama in all of this is that in his speech yesterday, it was all "I, I, I. I did this, I did that" That is my ONLY disappointment in how this was handled. His administration has done a wonderful job in working with this disaster and I applaud them!

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offtherecordApr. 16, 13 4:39 PM

Why does Obama need to even think about whether this is a terrorist act before stating the obvious?

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