In an 11:30 AM ET press conference on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke harrowing and reassuring words regarding Monday's Boston Marathon bombings.
"Given what we now know about what took place," Obama said in his brief statement, "the FBI is treating it as an act of terrorism. Any time bombs are used to target civilians, it is an act of terror."
Analysts took notice on Monday when the President did not use the word "terror." The Commander in Chief went on to say:
"What we don't yet know, however, is who carried out this attack or why, whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was it an act of a malevolent individual… But we will find out. We will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice."
This statement of confidence and courage is consistent with the White House's message on Monday. The U.S. President, calling Bostonians that helped victims "proud and heroic" and making it known that Americans will be with them every step, set the tone for Americans and authorities moving forward in the attack investigation.Read more... Join the Conversation...