Obama Press Conference: LIVE President Discusses Boston Marathon Bombing

President Obama’s briefing at the White House minutes ago on the tragic Boston Marathon bombing was exactly what it should have been: an appearance, confirmation of key facts, resolve to bring those responsible to justice, and the vital point not to cast blame on any group or individuals until we know more about the situation.

Overall, the emergency response management of the situation has been amazingly fast thanks to the Boston EMS, Police Department, and Federal officials working together. It is clear that the nation has learned from previous emergencies and has become much more fluid in its handling of such situations.

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Joseph Sarkisian

Joseph graduated with a Master of Science in international relations from the University of Massachusetts Boston and was an intern at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC. He completed his BA at Arizona State University in political science as well as studied Arabic language, terrorism/counterterrorism, and religion. Joseph also lived in Egypt where he studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo in 2007. Joseph was the Secretary of the Executive Committee for the University of Massachusetts Graduate Student Government, a teaching assistant in his department, and teaches a class on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. His main areas of interest are the Af/Pak region, Iran, Syria, and other current foreign policy issues.

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