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  •  I did not read that way at all. (0+ / 0-)

    As I said earlier I seems to me that CNN was using a caption to indicate this has not been called terrorism (appropriately) by the president. I saw it as a clarifying statement of the conditions- not a slam at him.

    •  Sorry for the misinterpretation (0+ / 0-)

      I just really don't understand the angle CNN was going for.

      Based on the broad definition of terrorism I do think it is clearly an act of terror (whether the perpetrator(s) be foreign or domestic terrorists) but I think many Americans unfortunately automatically picture extremist Islamic terrorists when they hear "act of terror." It's counterproductive for the President to say "terrorism" until they know more details, so people don't jump to any unnecessary conclusions.

      •  And why wouldn't they? (0+ / 0-)

        "but I think many Americans unfortunately automatically picture extremist Islamic terrorists when they hear "act of terror."

        after 9/11 it is totally understandable. Doesn't make it accurate but it is born of experience.

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