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Statement from President Obama on Sen. Inouye's death

By White House

LAST UPDATED: 02:27 a.m. HST, Dec 18, 2012

Tonight (Monday), our country has lost a true American hero with the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye.

The second-longest serving Senator in the history of the chamber, Danny represented the people of Hawaii in Congress from the moment they joined the Union.  In Washington, he worked to strengthen our military, forge bipartisan consensus, and hold those of us in government accountable to the people we were elected to serve.  

But it was his incredible bravery during World War II – including one heroic effort that cost him his arm but earned him the Medal of Honor – that made Danny not just a colleague and a mentor, but someone revered by all of us lucky enough to know him.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Inouye family.

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entrkn wrote:
on December 17,2012 | 01:32PM
false wrote:
Inouye held people in government accountable? You have got to be kidding. Most recently there is Benghazigate, fast and furious, The SEC looked the other way with both madoff, corzine. I could go on but it is not necessary for those with open minds.
on December 17,2012 | 03:18PM
NamFouc wrote:
You sound like a Limbaugh broken record...............Sen Inouye chaired the Iran Contra scam, where the rightys raised illegal money by selling crack in East LA, while Nancy was telling kids to "just say no". Fast and Furious is carryover of Geo. Bush's "Wide Receiver". Madoff was running with ronnies bulls.......................what else
on December 17,2012 | 04:20PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Why don't you just hush for a while? We'd all be really grateful for that.
on December 17,2012 | 06:54PM
dunderhead wrote:
Blah blah blah, always spewing the same garbage.
on December 17,2012 | 09:42PM
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