My heart breaks for you, Britain. This shouldn't happen to anybody, this terror, this grief, this pure heartbreak. The words fail me now. But this isn't about politics, not yet. This is about how we will stand by you, Britain. We will stand by you as you stood by us nearly four years agao. Or thoughts and our prayers are with you, with you always.
And yet, it is about politics. The attacks were surely timed to be during the G-8 summit being held in Scotland. And it is about politics in that they are meant to intimidate and invoke sorrow. But don't give in to it. Don't give in to the hate. Stand strong, London. Stand strong in your faith and your country. Know that the world is with you now. This isn't about America, not really. This is about, right now, standing behind our fellow freedom lovers.
I know this isn't eloquent. But it's from my heart. We've been there too, and I know we will do whatever we can. I know I will. They can kill our bodies, but they can't kill our spirits. They can't shake our beliefs that what is right will prevail. Grieve, as you must, but know that when the ashes settle, people of character will still stand strong in the face of fanaticism. And, Barbara, know especially that our thoughts and prayers are with you, too, in this time of shock and sorrow. Know that our comfort, and that of people all over the world, for what it's worth, is with you. And, especially, our love.