President Praises NYPD's 'Exceptional Teamwork' During Terror Briefing

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama is praising the New York Police Department for its work in disrupting a possible terrorist bombing plot aimed at commuter trains.

Obama dialed in to a briefing Saturday that the NYPD was giving his counterterrorism and homeland security adviser.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says Obama wanted to thank the police for their "outstanding" work during the U.N. General Assembly last week and the ongoing terrorism investigation.

Gibbs says Obama told the NYPD that he's "particularly grateful" for their "exceptional teamwork."

Prosecutors allege Najibullah Zazi was on the verge of launching a terrorist attack on New York City, and only dropped his plans when he realized law enforcement was on to him.

Court documents have suggested that police might have helped blow the surveillance of Zazi by questioning a Muslim religious leader about him.

Zazi says he's innocent. His attorney says the FBI has been unable to find any explosives or the chemicals allegedly used to make them.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    Look at this guys eyes. He has no soul. Evil. (AND DIRTY LOOKING). I can almost smell him....major B.O.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2009 at 06:02 PM
    I agree with Bob.
  • by bob on Sep 27, 2009 at 04:43 PM
    Let's not forget who implemented these new plans for catching terrorists, President GEORGE W.BUSH. Thank you President Bush for keeping us safe. Osama hasn't done anthing to keep us safe. He's too busy trying to get involved with racial issues and insurance.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2009 at 04:32 PM
    Lets gather them all up and put them in a building to be demolished and show them how it feels to be blown up. Oh, they would probably enjoy it. Third world FREAKS.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Sep 27, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    Is the same police department that spoke to their so called informant who in turn informed Mr. Zasi that the feds were looking at him and caused the arrests to have to be made prematurely - with a possible result being that they are going to have a hard time proving conspiracy or anything else. Conspiracy, as I understand it is kinda like the Tango. It takes two. All they got because of the premature arrest is one. Good job NYPD
  • by TJ on Sep 27, 2009 at 12:32 PM
    Why is Obonga praising them when the court documents suggested the police might have blown surveillance of Zazi.The FBI cant find any explosives or chemicals to build them.This guy will walk.Obonga is just trying to get more air time to talk about nothing.
  • by Rusty Location: greenville on Sep 27, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    O.K. BLOGGERS WHERE ARE THE JUDGING AT.. THIS IS SOMETHING TO THANK THE NYPD AND PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR. BE Grateful and know tht God loves us alllllllll. stop been so judgemental.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2009 at 10:50 AM
    KICK ALL THEM OUT OF OUR COUNTRY!!! EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM. NOT ONE AMERICAN SHOULD DIE AT THE HANDS OF THESE 3RD WORLD IDIOTS IN OUR HOMELAND!!! THEIR RELIGION TEACHES THEM TO DESTROY AMERICA AND ALL AMERICANS. READ THEIR KORAN. ITS ALL THERE. THERE IS NO SUCH THING IN THEIR RELIGION THAT SAYS PEACEFUL. THEY ARE ALL THE SAME WITH THE SAME AGENDA. TO DESTROY AMERICA.
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