Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sad Anniversary

Tomorrow will be the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attack on our Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. More than 200 people were killed in those attacks.

Today, during her trip to Africa, Secretary Clinton honored the victims of those attacks by placing a wreath at the memorial on the site of the Kenya attack. She also signed the guestbook and met with survivors.

She said the site is a reminder of "the continuing threat of terrorism, which respects no boundaries, no race, ethnicity or religion, but is aimed at disrupting and denying the opportunity of people to make their own decisions and to lead their own lives.''

She vowed to "to renew our resolve to do all that we can to ensure that these attacks don't take more innocent lives in the future.''

Some of those behind the attacks have not yet been brought to justice and are being sheltered in neighboring Somalia.

Let's hope they get what they deserve soon.

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