The president had avoided labeling the incident a terrorist attack when he stood at the same White House lectern shortly after the explosions, but lawmakers quickly said that’s what it was. White House officials had said the FBI was investigating the attack as a terror incident.
Appearing before reporters on Tuesday, Obama said the events in Boston were a “heinous cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism. Any time bombs are used to attack innocent civilians it is” a terrorist act, he said. Still, he cautioned that it was not known who or what organizations might have carried it out.
South Texan humored us about how Obama works:
Obama’s reaction :First, by executive order, I pass the work place violence act. Secondly I call for a ban on “assault bombs” and strict back round checks to purchase an assault “pressure cooker”. Next, I will expand the “Fast Track” program to allow more Saudis into the country without the inconvenience of going through intrusive security checks. Finally, I am ordering the TSA to implement terrorist check points along all the national highway systems (Can’t let a crisis go to waste).