Obama: Boston attacks being investigated as 'act of terror'
April 16th, 2013
11:34 AM ET
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Obama: Boston attacks being investigated as 'act of terror'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the Boston bombings were a "heinous and cowardly act" that the FBI is investigating as an act of terrorism.

"Any time bombs are used to target civilians, it is an act of terrorism," Obama said, adding that it remained unclear who carried out the attack and why.

Obama said that "this is a good time for all of us to remember that we all have a part to play in alerting authorities if you see something suspicious," telling Americans to "speak up."

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  1. Cathy36

    It was an actual major lose of the great people who that happened to no actual less and they should be commeted to the wall with the memorie of 9/11 people as well as hero for they where doing something for a cause at least

    April 16, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  2. lala

    If it wasn`t a natural disaster, then yes, of course, It`s TERRORISM. Sorry you object to what you call "the T word". It is what it is.

    April 16, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    if Flip Flopney had won, we'd already be raiding Mosques everywhere and rounding up people to waterboard. The McVeighs et al would get a pass

    April 16, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  4. Drake

    More conservative hypocrites posting here blaming Obama. No surprise! Of course they loved Bushy W even though he ignored warnings about 911. Typical.

    April 16, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  5. Karl kutschera

    what happene on Monday in Boston was not call for and why show some one want to do something like that for,

    April 16, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. freedom

    Of course it's terror! Again, the president leading from behind. Watch the Bostonian police and learn something – Mr. President.

    April 16, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  7. mick

    Way to early to start pointing fingers! Treat the wounded, gather evidence and then find out who is responsible. Prayer time! !

    April 16, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  8. truth hurts but reality bites

    it is becoming very clear that obama has been brought back to the reality, kicking and screaming, that terrorism does exist. he and his adminstration has done everything they could to change the language, even to the point of lunacy, calling the ft. hood shooting work place violence. they have done everything they could to deny the existence of terrorism and convince people we really didn't have to attack it and root it out.

    April 16, 2013 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. bryndon michener

    Who ever set up the flags at the point where the bombs blew up try looking in that area !because who ever set up had to have seen something

    April 16, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. Mike

    Obama continues to state the obvious rather than provide leadership.

    April 16, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. Peace

    Should anyone wait to be told it was "act of terror" in order to believe yes it was!!! What about using own common sense and own judgement?

    April 16, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. cobbled-mule

    I'm glad Obama waited. It shows he is maturing. I mean would you rather have some jumped up jackaroo getting it all wrong?

    April 16, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  13. Mike

    George Bush was an excellent leader no matter what you left wing dingbats think. Right after 911 when Bush addressed the nation, you knew what was going to be done and there was faith on the president. This Obama and his cronies are clowns. Leadership needs to be strong in a time of crisis. Natal makes Carter look really good. LMAO

    April 16, 2013 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  14. rs


    Of course it's terror! Again, the president leading from behind.
    Vitriol for its own sake, eh? Heaven forbid we wait a day or two before invading another country or rounding up "guilty" subjects, or are you so eager to go to war again? Maybe this time we can see if we can figure out what happened before rushing off to do something?

    April 16, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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