“Transcript of Obama remarks on airline security and terror watch lists,” from the Washington Post, December 28 (thanks to Christopher):
[…] A full investigation has been launched into this attempted act of terrorism, and we will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable. […]
…while steadfastly ignoring the beliefs an motives of all concerned, regardless of what those beliefs and motives might reveal about the jihadists’ future plans and how they can be stopped.
Finally, the American people should remain vigilant, but also be confident. Those plotting against us seek not only to undermine our security, but also the open society and the values that we cherish as Americans. This incident, like several that have preceded it, demonstrates that an alert and courageous citizenry are far more resilient than an isolated extremist….