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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Boston Law Enforcement

Law enforcement personnel in the Boston explosion and investigation - federal, state and local alw enforcement- were fantastic.  Risking their lives to protect the citizens and locate the evil doers, these men and women are true heroes.  I am surprised that the location and apprehension of the bombers was completed so quickly.  Watching TV the last two nights was like being there.  The TV coverage, the broadcast of the photos and videos of the bombers certainly speeded things up.

I also thought the words of the Mayor of Boston, the Governor of Massachussetts and President Obama were well spoken and helpful to the citizens of Boston and all Americans.  Mitt Romney was in attendance at the interfatith memorial in which President Obama spoke. Mr.Romney praised President Obama and his speech.  Romney was interviewed on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” where he praised the President’s address to the victims.

“I thought the President gave a superb address to the people of this city and the state and the nation," Romney said. "It was an inspiring day."

I think that in times of disaster the words of our leaders are important.  We need to be soothed, we need to be instructed, we need to be encouraged and we need to be inspired in times of collective grief.

I thank God this portion of the Boston tragedy is over.  I suppose there will be continued significant efforts to determine if others were directly or indirectly involved.

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