November 29th, 2008
01:20 PM ET
9 years ago

Bush pledges full U.S. support to India

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Bush returned to the White House Saturday."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush pledged Saturday the full support of the United States as India investigates the attacks in Mumbai that killed at east 183 people.

"The killers that struck this week are brutal and violent," he said. "Terror will not have the final word."

Bush, speaking after returning from Camp David, said his administration has been monitoring the situation closely.

"We're working to ensure that American citizens in India are safe," he said.

He said President-elect Barack Obama has been informed of developments for the attacks, which Bush called "an assault on human dignity."

"The people of India are strong. They built a vibrant, multiethnic democracy that can withstand this trial," Bush said.

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  1. B.H.


    November 29, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  2. Patriot

    George Bush always was and always will remain my president.

    November 29, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  3. Raven


    See.... there in lies the problem Bush kept nothing safe, and his leadership lead to economic collapse.

    How is that keeping us safe, and great leadership?

    And if i have to be reminded how "great Bush is" every time terrorist attack innocent people; something is shady.

    Every time terrorist attack people, it reminds me of how horrible of a leader bush is,and how he valued the Saudi's & the oil industry, the bankers, and the global elite over America and it's values, and how Bush is friends with the BIn Laden family....and where is Bin laden anyway? Does Bush even care to catch him?

    November 29, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  4. chris of STL

    Steve NY November 29th, 2008 6:06 pm ET

    I have to say, all the liberals and democrats are right on this oneā€¦ we should say screw India, let them take care of their own problems.

    India is sure capable of taking care of problems .... But the US may not like it ... US ally Pakistan is involved in this mess! It is in the best interest of the humanity that we get involved with India to flush out all terrorist operations, including Al-qaeda, from Pakistan ...

    November 29, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  5. Eric Chamberlain

    I wish Obama well, we all need him to do well. I am a Democrat that voted for McCain.
    Regarding Bush's legacy: I want to point out, if you look at the history of the region, nobody was ever able to control Afghanistan's future. So, if you send forces over there, you may as well deal with the Iraq conflict at the same time, given that we were already in a conflict that Saddam began by invading Kuwait. Also, Jordan and Egypt, the main regional diplomatic agents that are friendly to the west, are losing influence, while Iran, who is unfriendly, is gaining influence. So from a strategic perspective, it actually did make sense to deal with Iraq and create a liberal democracy that is friendly to the west, if your goal is to stop terrorism by spreading democracy. It's better to get it over with, as we did, than to try and police Saddam Hussein for the indefinite future. Obama said he would end the war and that the surge would make things worse, but a deal has already been made to leave Iraq in 2012, and that was done by Bush, after WINNING the war.
    Like I said, I wish Obama well, but it bothers me that many liberal thinkers are so ashamed of being American, and feel so angry that Saddam is gone and that Iraqis are free. And for those sticklers out there who still don't know what victory in Iraq is, let me tell you: It is a stable democracy in a region of interest that is friendly to the US, and that is exactly what we have. So, when this is put into the history books, please remember that it was Bush that liberated millions and Obama who said that it was a mistake.

    November 29, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
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