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Here’s State Sen. Barack Obama’s First Published Response to 9/11 Attacks

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer
September 11, 2013 at 9:49 am



Eight days after the 9/11 attacks, a fresh-faced Illinois State Senator named Barack Obama offered his opinions of how best to proceed as a nation. Here, from the Hyde Park Herald (via @RyanLizza), read Obama’s thoughts:

via Hyde Park Herald

via Hyde Park Herald

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Some key quotes from the Obama blurb:

• ”I must also hope that we as a nation draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy.”

• ”We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the source of such madness.”

• ”We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad.”

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