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ADDRESS Obama: “We Refuse to Live in Fear”

Obama: “We Refuse to Live in Fear”

In an apparent reference to the warnings about possible attacks in New York and Washington, President Obama said in his weekly radio address that “we're doing everything in our power to protect our people.” The reference was part of a larger speech praising the resilience of the American people after the September 11 attacks. "They wanted to terrorize us, but, as Americans, we refuse to live in fear," said Obama. He also defended his decision to draw down troops in Iraq and Afghanistan: "After a hard decade of war, it is time for nation building here at home." For tomorrow's 10th anniversary memorial, Obama will visit Ground Zero in New York, the Pentagon, and the field where the United Airlines Flight 93 crashed.

September 10, 2011 8:48 AM