Washington (CNN) – President Obama sent his condolences to the people of Japan over the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake, and declared that the United States stands ready to offer aid because of the "unshakeable" bond between the two nations.
Obama, who was informed of the earthquake at 4 a.m. ET by Chief of Staff Bill Daley, also said he has instructed the Federal Emergency Management Agency "to be ready to assist Hawaii and the rest of the U.S. states and territories that could be affected" by tsunamis.
"Unshakeable" bond? I'm uncertain if this was an appropriate choice of words.
Not a time for humorous puns, now is it?
I pray for Japan, especially the folks who have been injured or have lost loved ones. Peace and God bless you.
Nice choice of words from our wonderful leader. Why was he notified at 4:00 when the earthquake and tsunami happened hours before that?