WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: (L-R) Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, Massachusetts Undersecretary for Homeland Security Director Kurt Schwartz and Erroll Southers, professor and associate director of the University of Southern California's Homeland Security National Center for Risk & Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, testify before the House Homeland Security Committee hearing about last month's Boston Marathon bombings with B on Capitol Hill May 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Witnesses told the committee that, although federal and local law enforcement handled the bombing and subsequent investigation and capture of a suspect, better counter-terrorism communication between agencies could have prevented the bombing.
The core leadership of al Qaeda is on the run, but this ideology of violent Islamic extremism is spreading. And it’s beginning to infect people here in this country who are carrying out – trying to carry out terrorist attacks. You can’t defeat an enemy unless you call it by its name
The cost of silence can be enormous ... There were clearly people who could have prevented the massacre ... by just saying something.
Why didn't they involve local law enforcement, who could have stayed on this case? ... How do you explain it? People are imperfect.More quotes »
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