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Homeland Security

Washington File

17 May 2003

Text: Bush Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Morocco

(Offers condolences to victim families and assistance to government)
President Bush condemned the terrorist bombings in Casablanca,
Morocco, in a statement issued by the White House on May 17. Bush
offered his condolences to the families of victims as well as
assistance to the Moroccan authorities in bringing those responsible
to justice.
Following is the text of the White House statement:
(begin text)
Office of the Press Secretary 
May 17, 2003
I strongly condemn the terrorist bombings in Casablanca, Morocco, that
have taken many innocent lives. On behalf of the American people, I
extend condolences to the families of the victims and our hopes for a
quick recovery to those injured.
These acts of murder show, once again, that terrorism respects no
boundaries nor borders. Casablanca is a city well-known for its
tolerance and its diverse range of religious and ethnic communities.
These acts demonstrate that the war against terror goes on. Morocco is
a close friend of the United States and we offer assistance to the
government of Morocco to help track down and bring to justice those
(end text)
(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S.
Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)

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