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15 years later, a discussion.

“Words have consequences as much as actions do, and what we advocate, commensurate with our position and our responsibility, we have to take responsibility for,”– President Bill Clinton’s address to the Center for American Progress.

President Bill Clinton can look back on the horror of the OKC bombing and for that, his words are important for the present. His speech at the Center for American Progress last Friday gives us a retrospective and a warning for today regarding the violent extremist’s, aka American-born terrorists, that seek to validate violence against their own and our, government. 

Michael Reyes, a victim of the bombing who also lost his father in the bombing, introduces President Clinton. Mr. Reyes recounts the horror of that day and I found it incredibly moving. Ron Brownstein, Congressman Kendrick Meek, former Congressman Mickey Edwards, Bradley Buckles, Mark Potok and Mike Waldman and Jamie Gorelick were the panelists that held a Q & A after the President spoke.

Below is the entire presentation split into specific sections. You can click the double arrows (>>) to move on to the next section of the presentation.

http://www.americanprogressaction.org/images/rd2/flash/flowplayer.commercial-3.0.5.swf

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