Friday, July 08, 2005

Where are the (D)'s ?

Well ... The few sober ones are apparently all together on the issue ... using it to bash Bush in a between the lines way ... for some ...

Statement by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer On The London Transit Attacks
July 7, 2005
This horrific terrorist attack reminds us again that our focus must be to apprehend terrorists all around the world and do much more to protect the American people by improving security in our transit systems, at our nuclear power plants, at our landmarks, and at our ports. I send my deepest sympathies to our British friends, and I will do all I can to refocus our attention on our united goal after 9/11: to capture those responsible for these inhumane acts of terrorism.

July 7, 2005 Press Release
Biden Statement on Terrorist Attacks in London
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following the deadly terrorists attacks on London's transport system, U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE), the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement: "My heart goes out to the families of those killed and wounded in Great Britain. Our closest ally has been wounded and that wounds us all. But make no mistake, we will prevail against these terrorists -- it will take time and total cooperation among our allies and other nation states who face similar threats. But we will prevail.

"Following the deadly train bombings in Madrid, this is now the second major attack on passenger rail in as many years. We need to ask ourselves: are we doing everything we can to protect our own vulnerabilities here in the U.S.? Unfortunately the answer is no. For the past two years, several of us in Congress have proposed specific steps that we can and should take to protect commuters and our rails system. It is long past time to act."

July 7, 2005
Statement by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on London Terrorist Attack
"I join all New Yorkers and Americans in mourning the loss of so many in London in this vicious act of terrorism. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and all of the people of London today, and in the painful days ahead, as they struggle to recover in the wake of this devastating attack.

This brutal and senseless act is a tragic reminder that we need to do everything we can to safeguard our own transit systems. It is imperative that the millions of New Yorkers who travel on trains and buses know that our tunnels and facilities continue to operate with the highest security operations in place. The President’s budget calls for a $50 million cut in funding for rail and transit security this year, which is clearly a step in the wrong direction. As the Senate considers the Homeland Security Appropriations bill next week, I will work to ensure that we provide the resources needed to meet our rail and transit security needs."

Johns Journal

“Every American heart feels for the British people and the families of those killed and injured in today's horrific terrorist bombings in London. As a country which has also experienced tragedy at the hands of cowardly killers and which keeps faith with the special alliance Prime Minister Tony Blair reaffirmed on September 11th, our thoughts and prayers are with you. "In addition to words of condolence and condemnation, America should offer every assistance to Great Britain in dealing with the aftermath of this tragedy and in hunting down and destroying those responsible. We must reaffirm that cold blooded killers will not for a moment stop the critical work of the G-8 nations in showing the world the strength of our shared values and our commitment to ending poverty around the globe. The terrorists should hear from all of us today: the future belongs not to fear, but to freedom. We must also be vigilant here at home to take every step needed to complete the unfinished work of homeland security, strengthening our port security, rail security, protecting chemical plants, and securing loose nuclear materials abroad. While these attacks remind us that the fight is far from over, they also strengthen our resolve to stand together for the right of free people to live in a peaceful world.”

Lieberman Statement on Terrorist Bombings in London
WASHINGTON – Senator Joe Lieberman today made the following statement in reaction to the terrorist bombings in London:
“Today our allies in England were brutally attacked by terrorists in a cowardly manner not unlike the attack Americans suffered on September 11th. My heart goes out to the people of London, particularly the families and friends of those whose lives were taken by these vicious bombings. Now is the time for all Americans to stand with our friends in the United Kingdom, the way they have stood with us in our times of need. Today’s attack is a jarring reminder that we must always remain vigilant in defending our homeland. It also reaffirms that we must devote more attention and resources to securing our rail and transit systems, and we urgently need the transportation security strategy called for in last year's intelligence reform legislation.”

I would like to say "WOW" about Sen. Reid's comment ... Thank you !

Reid Statement on Today's Attacks in London
Thursday, July 7, 2005
"I extend my heartfelt condolences to the people of Great Britain, and especially to those in London who endured these depraved acts of terrorism today. These attacks were cruel and senseless acts, committed by cowards who see nothing wrong with targeting innocent civilians.

“I am confident that all Americans are committed to ensuring that this nation does everything it can to help bring justice to those responsible. We also stand in complete solidarity with Prime Minister Blair and President Bush, and all the leaders of the G-8 Summit, who pledged their commitment and resolve to fight and defeat this kind of extremism and hatred wherever it exists in the world.”

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