October 07, 2009

Obama Praises Intelligence Community’s Success, Diligence

By John J. Kruzel

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2009 – President Barack Obama today praised members of the U.S. intelligence community, saying the terrorist attacks they’ve foiled have saved countless American lives.

Speaking at the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Va., Obama referred to several recent high-profile arrests of alleged terrorist plotters in Denver, New York, Illinois and Texas, saying the arrests have made the United States safer.

“The record of your service is written in the attacks that never occur because you thwarted them, and in the countless Americans who are alive today because you saved them,” he said. “For that, America is in your debt.”

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