Obama discusses air security review

By David Edwards
Monday, December 28, 2009 15:31 EDT
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President Barack Obama broke his silence Monday on the failed bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit. Obama said the U.S. was working to review airport screening procedures. The president also sought to reassure airline passengers.

Obama has been criticized for remaining silent for three days on what could have been a catastrophe. He denied that his administration has been soft on terror.

As millions endured stringent new security measures at airports and on flights around the globe, the pressure mounted on Obama, vacationing in Hawaii with his family, to ease frayed nerves.

This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Dec. 28, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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