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President-elect Obama's first statement on Mumbai terrorist attacks

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Below is a statement by President-elect Barack Obama

"Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the American citizens who lost their lives in the outrageous terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and with all who have been touched by this terrible tragedy.

"These terrorists who targeted innocent civilians will not defeat India's great democracy, nor shake the will of a global coalition to defeat them. The United States must stand with India and all nations and people who are committed to destroying terrorist networks, and defeating their hate-filled ideology.

"There is one president at a time. I will continue to closely monitor the situation on the ground in Mumbai, and am grateful for the cooperation of the Bush Administration in keeping me and my staff updated. We fully support the Bush Administration's efforts to protect American citizens and assist the government of India during this tragic time," said President-elect Obama.

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This is not the first statement from Obama. He released one on Wednesday, the day of the attacks.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1108/_A_statement_on_Mumbai.html?showall


I hope you correct your headline.

Could it be that those drones bombing indiscriminately (even an aimed bomb is like hitting a gnat with a sledgehammer) had something to do with this?
When will we LEARN?

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