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Obama Marks Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

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U.S. President Barack Obama is marking the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks by remembering the victims and honoring those who have sacrificed to make the United States safe.

During his weekly address Saturday, the president praised the courage of the first responders in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.  He also praised the U.S. response to the attacks, saying al-Qaida's leadership has been shattered and Osama Bin Laden is no longer a threat.  

Obama says the attacks did not force the U.S. to withdraw from the global community, but instead led it to build alliances while boosting security at home.

Watch President Obama's weekly address:



The Republican address Saturday was a political message. Senator John Barrasso from Wyoming says the country is not better off after four years of  President Obama's leadership.  Barrasso says the president's economic policies have prevented economic recovery and failed to lower unemployment.

Watch Republican weekly address:

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by: Godwin from: Nigeria
September 08, 2012 2:43 PM
If you want peace prepare for war. USA prepared for war against Iraq and Afghanistan but never went to war, and so has not received peace in return. To go to war means to move with force, strike and tactically withdraw. USA has done none of that. Instead it went to those desert cities without an aim. Osama bin Laden is out, but the threat of terrorism remains. That you failed to find the solution in Iraq does not mean that you should stop and allow terrorism to swallow you up. As usual, the Democrats are once again incubating Iran to unleash terror on the land as soon as Republicans come in. Obama is doing nothing because 'it is election year', and Iran is fast becoming a nuclear power. Russia building the plant out there has the capability and is not ignorant of goings on in US politics. In the light of Iran's nuclear acquisition, USA will soon realize that what they gain in Obama has been a Pyrrhic victory.

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