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Obama: Attended Baseball Game So Terrorists Don't Win

 

By    |   Tuesday, 22 Mar 2016 09:36 PM

President Barack Obama was criticized on Tuesday for staying in Cuba and going ahead with plans to attend a baseball game in Havana between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks, but said he did so to prevent the terrorists from succeeding in their goals.

"It's always a challenge when you have a terrorist attack anywhere in the world, particularly in this age of 24/7 news coverage," Obama told ESPN while sitting in the stands at Estadio Latinoamericano.

Among Obama's critics was Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is seeking the GOP nomination for president.

"I'm a little surprised that the president is going to a baseball game," Kasich said. "Had I been president, I would have cut short my visit."

"You want to be respectful and understand the gravity of the situation, but the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives," Obama told ESPN.

"This is just one more example of why the entire world needs to unite against these terrorists," Obama said. "The notion that any political agenda would justify the killing of innocent people like this is something that's beyond the pale."

Obama vowed to continue "pounding" the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL), adding that "our thoughts and prayers are obviously with those who have been lost."

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