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Homeland Security

08 February 2003

Text: Bush Condemns Bombing of Bogota Nightclub as Terrorist Act

(February 8 statement) (230)
President Bush condemned the February 7 bombing of a nightclub in
Bogota, Colombia as a "barbaric act of terrorism" and offered his
condolences to President Uribe and the people of Colombia.
Following is the text of Bush's remarks, as released by the White
(begin text)
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 8, 2003
FEBRUARY 8, 2003
Last night, terrorists attacked a nightclub in Bogota, Colombia. The
latest reports are that 25 innocent men and women were killed, and
more than 150 wounded.
On behalf of the United States, I condemn this barbaric act of
terrorism. I offer our deepest condolences to the Colombian families
and friends of all who were murdered. We also hope and pray for the
quick recovery of those that were injured.
I extend to President Uribe and the people of Colombia our deepest
sympathy for this horrible tragedy.
We stand with the Colombian people in their fight against
narcoterrorists who threaten their democratic way of life.
We will offer all appropriate assistance to the Colombian government
in bringing to justice the murderers responsible for this act.
(end text)
(Distributed by the Office of International Information Programs, U.S.
Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)

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