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Obama to speak on terror attack, Iran at 3 p.m.

By Anne E. Kornblut
HONOLULU -- President Obama, out of sight since an attempted attack on an airliner en route to Detroit last Friday, will make a statement about the incident at 3 p.m. Eastern, his aides said.

"He will describe the immediate steps the government has taken to ensure the safety of the traveling public. He will detail the two reviews he has ordered on the watch-list and on our detection capabilities because he believes it is critical we learn from this incident and take the necessary measures to prevent future acts of terrorism," spokesman Bill Burton said. "And he will reference the fact that we need to keep up the pressure on those who would attack our country."

Obama will also discuss the recent violence in Iran, aides said.

Some critics have questioned whether it has been wise for the president not to play a visible role in the wake of an incident that the administration itself has characterized as attempted terrorism. Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, was often criticized for spending weeks vacationing at his Texas ranch.

The trip is Obama's first as president back to Hawaii, where he grew up, and began a day late because of the Senate vote on health care.

By Web Politics Editor  |  December 28, 2009; 2:44 PM ET
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"We will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable" ... now watch this drive.

pResident Obama 12/28/09

Posted by: JakeD | December 28, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

did this loser offer another campaign speech to the terrorist by offering an apology and promise of american bail out tax dollars....the only competence Nepalitano has...is opening the wrapper on another sandwich...but I will give her some creidt..since she left Arizona for real people to clean up and arrived at the white house..the IQ of both places increased.

Posted by: JWx2 | December 28, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

L1ncon:

I am already praying for him.

Posted by: JakeD | December 28, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the biggest disappointment of 2009.
He is no better then W, his choice of Janet reflects his lack of understanding and commitment towards Homeland security.

We are having buyers remorse in electing him, of late , I have started feeling that Hillary would have been better president, at least she shows lot of passion the Obama and to my mind more hard working and committed then him.

She should give one more try in 2012.

Posted by: smart_sha | December 28, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

It only took Obama two paragraphs to blame Bush. How sad that we have an insecure cowardly President. Let us pray for him.

Posted by: L1ncon | December 28, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

At least GWB "only" took seven minutes reading The Pet Goat ; )

Posted by: JakeD | December 28, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

The only thing intelligent Obama can say is that Nepalitano screwed up again.

Posted by: mike85 | December 28, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

BOTCHED AIRLINER BOMBING NARRATIVE: JUST TOO CONVENIENT?
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/botched-airliner-bombing-narrative-just-too-convenient OR NowPublic.com/scrivener

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U.S. SILENTLY TORTURES AMERICANS WITH CELL TOWER MICROWAVES, SATELLITES, SAYS VETERAN JOURNALIST

• Secret Bush legacy multi-agency federal program uses cell tower/GPS satellite microwave/laser electromagnetic radiation attack system to torture, impair, subjugate "targeted" citizens -- and oversees local "community watch" vigilante terrorism and financial sabotage campaigns.

See story at: http://Poynter.org ("Reporting" section); OR http://www.nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves

Posted by: scrivener50 | December 28, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

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