Obama Statement on Bust of Terrorist Plot to Blow Up Airplanes Traveling from Britain to U.S.
U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Thursday released the following statement about the thwarting of an alleged terrorist plot to blow up airliners traveling between Britain and the United States:
"Today's report that British authorities foiled an attack on airplanes traveling from London to the United States is a sobering reminder that the world remains a very dangerous place. It also reminds us how important it is to have strong allies in this fight that can help stop these attacks before they reach our shores. The cooperation between British and U.S. officials and the subsequent precautions taken to secure our people are admirable. I hope in the coming days we do more to secure our ports, our chemical plants, and our airports and railways, as the 9/11 commission recommended long ago."