November 26th, 2008
05:30 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama team reacts to Mumbai attacks

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Obama’s transition team reacted to the shootings in Mumbai."](CNN) - The Obama Transition team's chief national security spokesperson, Brooke Anderson, released a statement late Wednesday reacting to the attacks in Mumbai, India:

"President-Elect Obama strongly condemns today's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and his thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of India. These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism. The United States must continue to strengthen our partnerships with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks. We stand with the people of India, whose democracy will prove far more resilient than the hateful ideology that led to these attacks.”

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  1. Ria


    November 26, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  2. TrueIndependent

    Griff @ 7.22 – With your offensive grammar and spelling, I guess we now know your I.Q. is in the negative.

    November 26, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  3. TrueIndependent

    Griff @ 7.20 : You use the word 'toilet' in almost all your postings. Do you live in one?

    November 26, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  4. Barbara in NC

    On second thought -–
    Griff – you obviously are cooking your brain cells with booze or drugs – what a shame you are to this country.

    I hope the rest of the world doesn't think we're all like you.

    November 26, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  5. You Hurt My Feelings

    Jen, Cali:

    You talkin' ta me? Are you another one of those sore losers? C'mon, get a life! We Dems are happy people! C'mon, smile!

    November 26, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  6. former gop

    Stop bickering, people. We're all on the same team. Pray for those lost, for those who still maybe held hostage and for the families of all.

    November 26, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  7. Cynthia - Arkansas

    Won't it be wonderful to actually have a statesman in the White House. Obama will truly reach out to the world and make America respected again.

    November 26, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  8. FL for Obama

    Griff are you a child or an adult? Because your posts are quite immature and illiterate that, as an elementary school teacher, I believe you are in about the second grade? This is a terrible tragedy for the people of India and the Western hostages. Instead of throwing stones, we should be thankful to live in the U.S. of A. I am proud that PE Obama is preparing to "hit the ground running" on January 20th. Heaven knows we need strong leadership. America needs to heal...and we have to start with each other.

    November 26, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  9. Rave

    Hi MommaSchell,
    You are right. If you notice , all the bloggers who try to hate Mr.Obama are waiting for a response, action from Mr. Obama.... Not from their favorite highly idiotic Bush. They know very well Bush cannot do anything.
    I think, Bush would probably take an other vacation if you ask him what he is going to do about this

    November 26, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  10. Donna

    @Ann Marie Harvey...we didn't vote for them so get over it...

    @Griff..who is BORACK??and what is a "cabnit"? Your parents must be proud!!! You say that he is MUM but yet you are replying to a post in regards to his STATEMENT...they have a pill for your mental problem!!!

    My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by these horrible prayers also go out to the IGNORANT people such as Griff who needs all the PRAYERS they can get....

    November 26, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  11. Real-Eyes

    I wonder which government sponsored this act of terror and how long before the next. These are some really evil bastards.

    November 26, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  12. Marie

    To Sothern Hottie I had to post my comment here and just want to let you know if your sick of hearing the attention the Obama's are getting then Ihope you get sicker and how dare you say they will just be another black family living in goverment housing.You are poor white trash jealous because they are black.And by they way I hope you keep those racisrt comments to these blogs and no one hear you or find out who you are because if not you may regret the mere utterness of being a racist so just go back to your trailer and close your blinds before someone finds out who you are

    November 26, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  13. S. Boatman

    Obama Can Do Nothing While The WORST PRESIDENT EVER Is Still In Office! What Else Can Possibly Happen On This Mans Watch! Thank God The Republicans Will Be Out Soon! It Always Takes An Intelligent Democrat To Clean Up After A Retarded Republican!

    November 26, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  14. Jimi NY

    OBAMA is going to be a GREAT President! I am so happy that he will be the one answering that "3am" call.
    He is taking action.
    He is getting a running start on his term and he won't quit.

    Thank you, America for electing him!

    November 26, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  15. hugh ~ california

    Innocent human beings are being killed by the senseless act of depraved, evil minded people. These terrorists are an insult to the world and all of mankind. To think that killing people and destroying the buildings where people live and work can somehow be a worthy cause is the most despicable sort of human behavior ever done in the history of the world. It’s just plain evil. I cannot even begin to describe my utter contempt for these terrorist thugs. They are the worst of humanity. They have no humanity.

    November 26, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  16. Maggie

    Can we move up Inauguration Day? Maybe December 1st?

    November 26, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  17. swede_mariner

    Griff – you must be one of the most uneducated, unintellegent, racist persons on this blog. Really sad to read about your nonsence.

    November 26, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  18. gloria

    Griff & Jeni, Cal need to get a room! You two sound like you would be quite compatible. Idiots both of ya! You betcha!

    November 26, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  19. hiram shelaker

    2 funny....TOO FUNNY!!!

    November 26, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  20. There IS hope for the future>>>

    Well stated Zee, WELL STATED!

    November 26, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  21. Rose

    People like Lauren and Griff are pathetic!!!

    November 26, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  22. dejah thoris

    Dear idjits,

    Obama's supposed to do what now? He's not president yet. This is still Bush's bailiwick.

    You people who are deriding President-Elect Obama for not doing something to prevent a terrorist attack in India are clearly the most uneducated, stupid, and ignorant people I've ever seen. And I thought I'd seen enough of them during 8 years of Bush Crime Family actions.

    Instead of showing us just how ignorant you are, why don't you ignorant right-wingers just STFU and maybe think about the horrific events that are hurting ALL the people of Mumbai. Get your heads out of your right-wing arses and wake up!

    November 26, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  23. Change Will Not Be Fast

    The latest news on CNN is that PRESIDENT BUSH and his staff are in contact with President Elect Obama and his staff to keep him apprised of the situation. Obama is NOT president yet and cannot do anything other than make a statement, which he has already done.

    I don't know what the negative thinkers expect of him. He cannot do anything until he is sworn in, but in my eyes, in the past two weeks, he has conducted himself as THE most Presidential person that I can ever remember. Thank God he is the next leader of this country.

    Change will not be quick and it will not be easy, but it is coming. How about showing support instead of derision? All that does is keep this country stuck in the muck and mire where it has been for far too long. Channel the negativity into doing something positive – it might make you feel better.

    November 26, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  24. Susan in NC

    George W. Bush IS President of the United States UP TO AND UNTIL January 20, 2009 - it is HIS responsibility to lead this nation until that time. President Elect Obama seems to be doing all he can in preparation for Day One and beyond. I don't ever remember a President Elect who has done as much and will be as ready as Obama.

    November 26, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  25. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    It seems as though one thing the far right Obama haters here have in common is that they are NOT very bright! In case you didn't know it the lady who wished we had voted the McCain/Palin ticket, well they both would have about as much power as Obama has right now....DUH! Why not just ask Gov Palin what to do then?

    As my grandmother used to say about such statements "BE CAREFUL, your STUPID is showing!!"

    November 26, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
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