President Barack Obama has spoken out for the second time regarding yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombings, this time calling them an act of terrorism.
“This was a heinous and cowardly act," Obama said. "Given what we know about what took place, the F.B.I. is investigating it as an act of terrorism."
“Anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror.”
In Obama’s first statement on the incident last night, he pledged to bring those responsible for justice, but stopped short of using the words terror or terrorism.
That trepidation, as noted in Craig Ferguson’s rant and by many others since the attack, seemed silly, as reports clearly show this could be nothing but.
There are still no named suspects as of now, but Obama vowed to change that, as well as to uncover the motives for such senseless violence.
“What we don’t yet know, however, is who carried out this attack or why," said Obama during his news conference Tuesday at the White House.
"Whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual. That’s what we don’t yet know.”
Hopefully, we soon will.