“My heart goes out to the people of Japan during this enormous tragedy. Please know that America will always stand by one of its greatest allies during their time of need.

Because of the strength and wisdom of its people, we know that Japan will recover and indeed will emerge stronger than ever. And as it recovers, the memory of those who have been lost will remain in our hearts and will serve only to strengthen the friendship between our two countries.

May God Bless the people of Japan.”

President Barack Obama walks out with Japanese Ambassador to US Ichiro Fujisaki after signing the condolence book during his visit the Japanese Embassy in Washington, March 17

President Obama will deliver a statement on Japan at 3:30 PM EDT today – live here

5 Responses to “condolence”

  1. 1 Kelly
    March 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I saw this on Martin Bashir show, he kept replaying the clip. POTUS is beautiful and always puts the right words to the situation. Bless the victims of this disaster.

  2. March 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    So kind, so eloquent. What aa fantastic person and terrific President.

  3. 3 barb
    March 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    He also is quite knowledgable about the culture of Japan. I believe that is very important. He takes time out to express his condolences and yet positive remarks on the character of the Japanese citizens. He also included us (America). He is beautiful inside and out.

  4. 4 Carolyn
    March 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    As all of you said, he always does and says exactly the right thing, and it comes from his heart.

  5. 5 Eleroy
    March 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    President Obama ROCKS!!! The man is pure class and smarts!!! We will never have a President with the total package and of this calibre for a long time!!! A President made for this time!!!

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