Obama calls for unity on 9/11 anniversary

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Associated Press

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 5:02 AM

Updated Saturday, Sep 10 at 5:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Sept. 11 attacks prove the United States is a resilient nation.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama calls for the nation to come together on the anniversary of 9/11 and look to a shared future.

Obama says the government is "doing everything in our power to protect our people" and will "carry on" no matter what.

His comments were likely a preview of the message he will deliver tomorrow.

The Republican message from Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor of New York when the attacks happened, struck similar themes. He says people "displayed heroic spirit."

Without mentioning Obama by name, Giuliani also criticized the administration's policies, saying that America is safer, but not as safe as it should be. He condemned plans to remove troops from Iraq and Afghanistan under a timetable.

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