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you. >> michael: coming up, boston is a tough and resilient town, the president said today with tough and resilient people. he's damn right. i'm michael shure, and you are in "the war room"." er. >> michael: let's start with the latest on the bombings in boston. authorities say three people were killed and 170 were injured. boston medical center said it performed amputations on five of the victims. onone ofof t thosese k killed d s s anan eight-year-old boy from massachusetts, match richards,
whose father had just finished the race. last month he made this sign for a school peace walk. it is almost too much to bear. today neighbors laid flowers outside of his house and created a makeshift memorial. his mother who sustained a head injury, and his seven-year-old sister has a serious leg injury, and they're recovering in the hospital. the other victim is crystal campbell. she was there to cheer on a race when she was killed. doctors first told her parents that she survived, but it turned out they confused her heartbreakingly, with her friend friend. the third victim has no identification available. molly o'connell was near the finish line when the bomb went off. she comes to us on the phone tonight from cambridge massachusetts.
molly, thank you so much for taking time to be with us in "the war room." >> sure, michael. >> john: molly paint the picture for us. where were you and what exactly did you see? >> i was right near the finish line. i had spent the afternoon up maybe three miles away with friends, and instead of being responsible grad student and going home to write a paper i road my bike to the finish line. i wanted to catch a glimpse of all the glory before i headed home. i was at the finish line. i had just taken a picture right when the explosions had went off and text them to my parents and boyfriend and said look, this is the finish line. i was wandering down the block just watching the finishers right when the explosions went off, like five minutes later. i heard a really loud noise louder than any noise i heard before, and saw a ton of smoke
and just starting running the other directions. >> michael: yes, and what--was it--i could only imagine it was a sense of pandemonium. what was the first thing you thought to do at that point. get the heck out of there, but in terms of were you scared something was going to happen to you? or were you confused and running away from the scene as fast as you could. >> good question. i made eye contact with the woman next to me as we were crouched to the ground in the noise. we looked at each other and thought what are we supposed to do? i started running and i thought these buildings are collapsing and we're about to die or we're all overreacting and i should turn around and go watch the finishers. it was totally confusing. i didn't know what to do. >> reporter: that comes across and it seems like the kind of thing that anybody would go through, this confusion that we have in our minds, a feeling of
what it's like, but until you're there i cannot imagine. so we move from yesterday. we have seen it covered intensely. what is the mood in boston like today? >> today is funny. i'll back up just for a second and say the mood in boston last night was weird to me as well. i had ridden my bike down there and i left my bike and ended up running away with people and walked to cambridge. later i went to get my bike right at the line of the crime scene, and i was really surprised as someone who has moved here recently from new york, i was surprised to see the boston's non-reaction and non-curiosity as to what was happening at 9:00 last night.
there were tons of police officers doing a professional job, turning people from the crime scene but i couldn't believe how few people were out to see what was happening or to sort of meet their neighbors in this odd situation. i'm sure, sure that's what people would be doing in new york. there was none of that. today has been consistent. i've been in cambridge most of the day, and it feels like another world almost. i haven't seen any signs about it. i haven't--like i work with kids, and no kids mentioned anything about it today. >> michael: right, i just felt last night there was a bit of fear too, going back to the scene. what was that like? were you afraid that you weren't going to get your bike? did people question who you were? was your bike behind the line. >> yes it felt uncomfortable to be walking back there.
why am i doing this. it was so stupid for a bike. yeah i would have easily turned away if they said anything. i just sort of wanted to see if i could get it without getting in the way. >> michael: understood. >> i was right at the crime scene lines. so i would say yeah, i was able to get it. there were people who were very polite and made it happen, so it was okay. >> michael: so you mentioned you work with children and i know you're getting your degree in social work. how do you explain this to children? people are told to shield their children from something like this, it's so difficult to understand. and the children today didn't feel aware of it. >> yes, that's right. the ones that i was working with today did not. this is school vacation week for kids so they were not in their
normal context today. so i would say this is my impression of what we should do with kids. i'm not an expert in talking to children about tragedy for sure. i know what we tried to do today was to keep our routine very normal so it felt predictable for kids. and then we were ready to answer questions and talk about them about how people make scary decisions. and let them know if you have questions about that, but you're safe right here, right now. they didn't mention it, and we didn't want to bring it up if it was not on their minds. we tried to create space for it if it was on kids' minds. >> michael: we're all an experts to a degree with children. making them feel safe is important. that's what you did today molly. is there a feeling in boston now
that everybody marchs forward this goes on and people just pick up and fight this kind of thing, and like there is a sense of community. do you feel that at all? >> yes especially in the e-mails i've gotten from local stores who have sent out e-mails like on the marathon sports mailing list, and the city's sports mailing list. we are boston. we are runners we're proud new englanders, and we will move forward together. that is the message that i am getting, yes. >> michael: that's what we're getting all over the country from boston. it's inspiring, and we thank you, molly o'connor for joining us and talk about your first-hand experience yesterday. we're glad that you are safe. the boston police department has still not named any suspects in the bombing but this morning president obama called it an act of terrorism. >> obama: this was a heinous and
cowardly act. given what we now know took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorist. any time bombs are used to bomb civilians it is an act of terror. what we don't yet know, however is who carried out this attack or why. >> michael: the president will visit boston on thursday and today investigators combed through the remains crawling on sidewalks, scraping up fragments, and looking for any signs of who did this and why they did it. those tiny remnants helped the fbi solve other bombings like the 1993 attack on the world trade center. just a small fragment of the van that carried the explosives was found in the rubble, and that helped investigators identify the bomber. boston authorities say the bombs were made from pressure cookers and they believe a nylon
backpack was holding the device. patients came in with wounds from small pellets and sharp nail-like objects. they're saving all of those pieces as evidence. they hope to get more information through crowd sourcing. investigators ask anyone who took video on the scene send copies for the police to review. they're also reviewing travelers, asking them for any photos or video of the crime scene. joining me now is jim walsh a terrorism expert at mit. he cams to us from watertown massachusetts. jim, welcome in "the war room." >> thank you, happy to be here. >> michael: i want to ask you what are those investors looking for when they comb through the crime scene in a meticulous way. >> by the way, i was out 30 minutes ago and there were a few droplets of rain i'm sorry to say because that might complicate things if we get rain
tonight. you're looking for a number of things. you're looking for residue from the explosived itself, it's chemical composition and deduce what kind of a design it was and point you in the right direction. it might an partial fingerprint. it might be the person who was carrying this device ends up leaveing a shred of clothing or cloth from what they were wearing on the backpack itself or dna evidence. there are a number of things that could in principle remain on the device or residue the shrapnel on other parts of it that blew up. >> michael: you're looking at live shots where they're going through every shred of evidence they can find there on the street in boston. one of the things that we've heard about, jim is crowd sourcing. it's a fairly new word in the
lexicon. have investigators done anything like that, asking for photos and videos in your memory. >> oh sure, that happens a lot. but what is different is the volume of data that can be used. i remember 9/11 sitting in front of a television camera just like this talking about the state of affairs. you know, i didn't own a cell phone let alone a smart phone. today we live in a world where people take their phones and they take pictures of food in restaurant. they hethey certainly took pictures of the boston marathon as memorabilia or as loved ones acrossed the line. there has always been data, but now we're in a different world. earlier today i heard a quote three terabytes of data i'm sure it will be bigger than that
when it's all said and done. the police department are still continuing to ask for this and placing a big emphasis on it. i think there will be a tremendous amount of photographic data. >> michael: and at any marathon there may have been cams cameras before, and you had to have those developed right away, it wasn't right away. let's talk about the lay of the land. what sort of precaution would have been taken before an event like this, and how will this change the way these kinds of events are secured going forward. >> let me start with the second question first going forward. you'll get some flavor that have at the london marathon coming up. they'll take precautionary measures in so far as it's possible. but we need to step back and look at this event as it is. this is not an attack where we
had federal screening. this is a classic soft target. 26.2 miles of a marathon race. you know, boston police say in press conference said they had more officers assigned to this race, more officers at the finish line than they had ever had before, and they had ran two sweeps with explosives- explosives-dogs--dogs who can smell explosive residue up and until, and an hour beforehand. think the focus is on the investigation itself. at some point folks will go back and say couldn't we have done better? the answer is probably yes. but would those things have prevented that? we'll have to wait and see. this is an inherently difficult problem. what is the point of having a boston marathon if people can't come and see their family
members run in the race. that's what we're about here in boston. that's what we're about here in the united states of america. we can try to minimize the risk but we can't eliminate the risk. we shouldn't try because that's not the sort of society we are i want especially if we try something that is impossible to do, the way you paint that picture, 26 miles. they did these sweeps beforehand an hour beforehand, so there is a time frame that they know this must have happened which must help as they gather all the information the photos and recollection was those who were there. "the boston globe" reported the bomb itself is similar to weapons used in pakistan and afghanistan, something like an ied, the improviseed explosive devices that faced troops overseas. >> i think we got to be cautious here. it's better to be right than to be quick. i said this yesterday. we were talking the other day. i said this yesterday. we're going to get a steady
stream of particular pieces of evidence. the psychological tendency is to grab that first include and try to extrapolate off it. but different clues will point in diction different directions. we had simultaneous explosions. on one hand that points to sophistication. on the other hand, the grade of the explosive was not a military grade. it was a primitive explosionsive that went off presumably late. it didn't explode until two hours after runners crossed the line. that might point in another direction that a person or persons are less sophisticated. we're going to get a lot of these little shreds, and we've got to sit tight. what has been so impressive to me about this event. 9/11, different scale, the first time we had to deal with it. i blame no one with the how they reacted to that.
but it's clear in the ensuing ten years training matters investments matters and people are handling this much better. one of the ways even the media if i may say so, handling it better is pulling back on speculation. letting law enforcement do its job. this is very hard to do. we all want the answers. no one wants those answers more than family members but it's more important to get this right rather than lunch towards the first possible answer. i'm proud of people that they've shown that patience. >> michael: it's worth underscoring that. thank you for mentioning that. remember it took two years until we learned that eric rudolph was responsible for the bombing in atlanta. we're lucky to have tim walsh from mit security studies program. thank you for coming to the war room. all washington could talk about were immigration and guns. how quickly things can change.
still these are potentially game-changing bills and they come down to the wire. we'll have the latest on the political front right here after the break. going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
>> michael: the boston bombings are forcing the u.s. senate to slow down its immigration reform push. the gang of eight had planned to introduce a bill today with all the hoopla needed to grab the public's attention. but out of deference to yesterday's events they postponed the news christians. the rollout could happen as soon as tomorrow. today we did learn some specifics, however. the bill will have a heavy dose of border security with a path to citizenship. board are more fencing and drones. citizenship could be granted after a ten-year wait and $2,000 in fines and fees. there are of course, a few speed bumps. at least one of those is a house republican iowa congressman steve king seized on
questionable reports that a national saudi could be responsible for the bombings. quote, if we can't background check people who are coming from saudi arabia, how do we think we're going background check the 11 to 20 million people who are here from who knows where. you stay classy, iowa. it has yet to be determined if the rest of the house will let terrorists derail the legal status for 11 million hard working members of society. to break down the latest politics is donnie fowler, always a friend of ours. welcome back into "the war room." >> glad to be here. we should do a background check on steve king. deny him a visa. >> michael: yeah, it's unbelievable. he wants to be an u.s. senator and take tim hearken's seat. every time someone says something ridiculous, at least nobody is saying anything silly right now. and of course it took about 18 hours for steve king to come out
with that. >> who knows how quickly he said it to his wife. he was ready to go with the talking points. >> michael: i know that's what is so frustrating. they heard the word saudi--i shouldn't say "they." it's been one person. and marco rubio said that's not cool. we should not be saying that. >> what is discouraging is the fanatic desire that right wingers, a lot of republicans have, they want this to be a foreign muslim terrorist. does that make it a better terrorism act if it's a foreigner or muslim? >> michael: i suspect it justifies the things they want to do. it justifies going into iran, more defense spending. generally, not all of them say that, but in terms of what they want to do in legislation action and policy. >> and in terms of stopping the immigration bill. >> michael: let's get to that.
how does what happened in boston affect the immigration bill. >> it probably doesn't affect it long term. as we saw with marco rubio's run on the sunday shows he has already announced what it will be, we know what is in the immigration bill. the official announcement, there is no secret. >> michael: there is no secret but what is amazing is how much support there is for it. when you think of how much support there is for background checks and 91% and the gun bill. in a survey out today. 67% of americans support more border spending. 63% support a path to legal status and 60% support visas for skilled workers. is there anything that stands in the way? >> politics does. it does not represent that whole. it does not fully and accurately
represent the american. >> michael: you said the u.s. house of representatives. >> they represent a certain ideology. they are not representing the majority of americans want on this issue. that's what is standing in the way. >> michael: they're not representing, then is what you're saying. >> they're representing their ideology. they're representing conservative republicans. remember, 90% of u.s. house members never have a competitive election in the general election. whether they're democrats or republicans, what they're really worried about is an attack from the left if you're a democrat, or an attack from the right if you're a republican. most of these republicans don't really care what most americans think. they care what most conservative americans think. that poll and others have shown that americans need to be careful to speak to their base. they'll never really face them in an election.
>> michael: that may be a changing maxim as we've seen in congressional elections and polling of all these issues. >> maybe. >> michael: that's what we have to be hopeful for. let's talk about the worker visas. many of them in the san francisco area, the greater san francisco area. >> silicon valley. >> michael: yes, they're pushing for highly skilled workers. how important is that, and will that be tied to not seeing--our unemployment rate? is that something we should do when our unemployment rate is lower? >> that's two questions. how important is this visa for high-tech workers? it's important because we as a country are failing to educate enough of our own citizens. there is a great demand not only in silicon valley, but in south carolina there is a great demand for tech workers. there are not enough kids getting tech degrees, and there is not enough leadership to drive people to those kinds of
skills. silicon valley would hire americans if there were enough americans who were scientists, engineers and mathematicians. we're not producing enough. there are more jobs than americans who can fill the jobs. apple, face bike facebook intel microsoft, should they shut down and move overseas? guess what they're already doing that. we got to let people in the country to fill the jobs that americans are not filling. don't we hear that from the farm workers, too? on both ends of the scales. americans are not filling the high tech jobs and americans seem to be unwilling to do the jobs of picking strawberryies and tomatoes. >> michael: this bill looks like it's going to the floor. marco rubio let's bring him up again. how important has he been in this, and what does it change
about the way he's going to be perceived. >> a young u.s. senator wants to be president. we've heard that story before. he's very important because he is a member of the tea party. he beat a republican governor governor to win that senate seat a couple of years ago. he gives the conservative republicans a little bit of cover to do what business republicans want, while the social right wing republicans on the other side of this immigration issue. march crowmarco rubio is really important because he gives a few republicans cover. >> michael: ten years from this moment more likely to see a new citizen who had a path to citizenship created tomorrow or meaningful gun reform. >> a new citizen, which is probably a better thing. >> michael: maybe, i think it might be. donnie fowler, it's always great for you to be here. democratic strategist
that is gabby giffords and their husband mark kelly visiting the companion tapthecapitol for common sense gun law. the senate pushed back the vote of gun legislation until later this week. before they can vote they must debate though. the first item up for discussion is the expansion of background checks. the amendment was barely pulled together in hopes of winning
republican support but it still isn't a shoe-in for the 60 votes needed for a filibuster. so far three senators have voiced support for the amendment. susan collins mark kirk from illinois and pat toomey. it needs seven or eight republican votes along with the support of democrats to get past the floor. specifically senators mark begigh. pryor, donnelly, langrieu supers bauch us. a yahoo's chris moody who we had on the show yesterday is now reporting that it is increasingly possible that the vote my happen monday. mike from the ring of fire,
thank you for joining us in "the war room"." >> thank you. >> michael: yesterday, they tried to sqelch fears. >> if you're a proud gun owner and like shooting, and you look to go out hunting in the woods with your friends and your family we do not infringe in anyway shape or form. >> michael: will manchin lose support for democrats with this kind of pandering? >> i think manchin understands the same thing that the rest of us understand. there is nothing wrong with talking common sense. manchin is not what you would put in the group of the strongest democrats that we have in that group. but manchin is doing what we all know, and that is if people really care about the second amendment. he's been something--he's being a big supporter of the second
amendment. they realize if the fringe does not--if there is not some control over the fringe discussion about gun ownership in this country the cycle will turn. the demographics are changing. you have less people owning guns. you have this movement taking place in the country that man manchin's reflecting. that is common sense and we have to do something versus the nra moneyed fringe at some point becomes so arrogant, becomes so defiant that they actually end up harming people who don't believe in the second amendment and we see--we see harm to that. maybe not this year but five years down the road. that's what manchin is reacting to. it's not because--i've never considered manchin a strong democrat where it comes to core democratic ideology. but he's a common sense kind of by.
>> michael: he's from west virginia, which is increasingly a red state. help me with this. you know, we saw--we had all this optimism, the filibuster failed. at one point there were 16 republicans helping to create this bipartisan amendment. now there are three planning to vote for it. i'm scared of this. tell me how we got here. >> we got here because the nra you understand, since february has raised $4 million. they're going person to person, house to house saying, look, this is what we're going to do in the primaries. we always miss something in these discussions, and we want to think of this country involved in a pure democratic process. but it's not. you know, money still speaks to what happens in this process. we can't get away from that. we can't get away from the idea it's always the suspension of disbelief that we often find ourselves involved with as democrats. there is something mystical that
is going to happen. people are going to do things for the right reasons. but when you have the kind of money that the nra have, we have to make this part of the analysis. money is talking right now and people are changing that side. >> michael: it makes us seem like a bunch of idiots. hear we have this national tragedy around which we have all galvanized whether you're the biggest gun toter or the person who wants to take every last gun. we all understood what happened in connecticut as being just so awful. it begs--and we heard it in tragedies throughout history if not now when. let's say this doesn't happen tomorrow or thursday. what happens then? >> nothing. michael, i don't really see anything meaningful happen here. if you analyze what is going on. i mean, we've had horrendous facts thrown at us, 2,000 deaths
since the sandy hook shooting, 75 police officers killed since the first of the year, 22% increase in deaths. you have no back down--one part of this discussion, if you think about this, the media is partially responsible for this. there has been no discussion about bloomberg's idea of understanding the internet, the black market is where two-thirds of the bad-gun exchanges take place. that's not even on the table. >> michael: you don't hear that enough at all. you don't hear that enough at all. >> it's a very upon expense analysis. they've done studies michael. they have found out the black market on the internet, two-thirds of the time the people who want to buy a gun on the internet would never pass a background check. to me what i think we miss is it's almost a democratic naivety. we want to think of a democracy rather than a plutocacy. but we're closer to a plutocacy
where money makes things happen. in the end mysterically, magically the right thing will happen. we want to take the high ground because giffords is telling us what we should know anyway, and that is we should be considering this bill in terms of a more high ground. we want to believe that. but time after time we've been disappointed. harry reid harry reid will make this fail because he is a whisper, michael. he has no business running this senate. he could make this happen if he wanted to, but he doesn't have the backbone or the courage to make it happen. >> michael: and we thank you for coming on "the war "the war room" today really great stuff. when we come back we all think certain things when a terrorist attack occurred. we think about who might be responsible. is it intuition, prejudice or something somewhere in between. we'll talk about that right after the break.
>> we said a bombing in the world trade center back in 1993, and to say we didn't learn anything isn't quite true, but we certainly did not focus on security when 9/11 came around in the ways we've been doing since that. it's tragic that we had this reminder. if yesterday doesn't refresh your memory, i don't know what would. >> michael: this is mayor michael bloomberg talking about the attacks in boston as a wake-up call for tightening security. most 9/11 muslims and those of perimeterrenmiddle eastmiddle eastern
descent face that. there are no suspects in custody at this time. joining me tonight here in the war room to talk about the use of racial profiling in law enforcement is jack, professor of public policies at uc berkeley. his book" suspect race: looking at racial stereotypeing including counterterrorism." what was your reaction that there was a saudi national as a suspect or even in custody yesterday. >> my impression was that that irresistible thing for law enforcement to look into. i think in many people's minds went there. if you think of muslim you think of middle easterners. whether that was on their mind when they interviewed this
gentleman or not, i'm not sure, but the media picked up on it quickly. one thing to bear in mind was that this guy was a victim of this. we don't know. it's still possible that he was involved in it just as anybody else there but he was a victim. one of the things we have to be certain about is secondary victimization by law enforcement who are suspected for the wrong reasons. >> michael: we saw that at the olympic bombing. i remember a security guard escorting people out and then he was suspected. they turned his life upside down and then we found out it was eric rudolph and not jewel. what is it about people? it's got to be them or it couldn't be us? >> it's some of each. part of it is humans are theory generators. we like to confirm evidence that confirm those hypotheses. laird on top of that is we have perceptions that are skewed by
our membership and our own racial and ethnic groups and differences from other groups. not only do we have a stereotype that muslims are terrorists but we as americans as white americans, non-muslim americans have a harder time of seeing individual muslims as individual people who are different from each other. you compound that with the belief that they're involved in terrorism and it's hard to unmesh. >> michael: a study of the muslim public affairs council they found two-thirds of domestic terrorist plots were perpetrated by non-muslims. they're more likely to be prevented prior to implementation. what does that mean? >> i don't know how inclusive that study was, but i was struck when i saw it by the sheer number. the high number of plots.
these were not plots necessarily implemented, but a lot of them were aspirational. my understanding was that the plots that were aspired to by muslim groups were more likely to get foiled. and plot aspired oh to by non-muslim groups were able to reach operational phase which suggests there was an asymmetry of how much attention was being paid to one type of group than another. >> michael: when we think about it obviously prejudice is everywhere and there has been no shortage of it in this country, a terribly ugly history. the negative consequence we know, but how does it hamper the investigation itself? what kind of consequence does it have. >> i think it has the potential to hamper an investigation. you might recall in the immediate hours after the oklahoma city bombing there was a fair amount of attention paid to a couple of middle eastern
men. fortunately, that was only a small amount of the investigation. most of the investigation seemed to have focused on connecting dots on the ground. they were looking very carefully. they dug up that wheel axle. they traced it to a rental company, and luckily timothy mcveigh had already been in custody because he was driving out a license plate. good investigative work connected the dots and caught him but it could have been they investigated the middle eastern. >> michael: there was a john doe number one and a john doe number two. and the john doe was a a complete sketch. and it ended up not being that. talk me about the event that was
evocative of in event history. >> i believe it's evocative of the atlanta olympics bombing similar scope. and i'm not a weapons' expert or bombing expert, but my recollection is that the size of the weapon was similar. the scope of the damage was similar and it was focused on a sporting event and it did not seem to be tarted at infrastructure but at hurting people. >> michael: this was not tearing down an icon, abouts tan iconic moment but it was not hurting a building or monument. >> it doesn't look like it at this stage. >> michael: examining, jack, is so important but also how we as a people look at other people. so i think everybody has their presupposition, and we'll be guessing until we get the results, we won't know. jack graser, we really appreciate you being here in the
studio with us today. we'll take a quick break and then a nod to those who prove that terrorism is senseless. the heroes of boston after the break. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything.
>> michael: turning once again to the tragedy in boston now the images coming out that have city today are truly heartbreaking, but there are heartening stories emerging from heroic acts of kind inference kindness from citizens. this associated press photo which went viral those arrest close in the cowboy hat there aiding a man who lost his leg in the blast. his heroism is even more
poignant given his own history. when his son was killed in iraq in 2004, the costa ricaen immigrant set himself on fire. he survived and went on to devote his life to peace activism, and protesting the war. two years ago his other son suffering from depression caused by the loss of his brother committed suicide. he had been handing out american flags at the marathon when the bombs went off. he immediately ran to help victims. he's obviously shaking helping bystanders. >> it was something that could do as much damage. the second bomb-- >> michael: just amazing.
he's shaking. he's still in shock. the twitter verse has been buzzing with stories and photos with all of these acts of kindness. joe carrying a woman in the aftermath of the bombing to this photo tweeting this was nice boston resident givingally giving ali and us orange juice and a path room to use. and patton oswald road when you spot violence or bigotry or intolerance or fear or garden-variety miss on any hatred or ignorance just look it in the eye and think the good outnumber you. the other message going viral reads, darkness cannot drive out darkness. only light can do that. new york loves boston. not only that, but tonight the new york yankees will be playing the traditional red sox song
just this afternoon the yankees posted this photo on their twitter feed. there you see united we stand. i think it's safe to say any goal of dividing us has failed, and it's failed miserably. someone is always in our war room. check us out at current.com current.com/"the war room." thanks for joining us here in "the war room." "the young turks" is next with cenk uygur. going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can
♪ theme ♪ >> we are one community and we will not let terror take us over. >> this community will recover and heal if we turn to each other. we are one community all in this together and the sensitivity we show to each other as we heal will be an important part of how we heal. cenk: that was the mayor of boston and the governor of massachusetts talking about of