Rejecting to go deep into the detailing of investigations such as warning reports provided by US intelligence professionals ahead of Mumbai attacks, according to the administration of Bush, the main purpose of Condoleezza Rice’s, the Secretary of State to visit India, was to express her grief and solidarity. The officials of the State Department at White House and the Foggy Bottom refused to give any comments on different media investigation reports connected with the attacks. Robert Wood, the Deputy Spokesman of the State Department commented that the message of Secretary Rice will give condolences to Indians and Indian government regarding the Mumbai attacks.
The Department seemed to keep at bay from Barack Obama, the President elect’s report in Chicago that the sovereign countries have the right to protect themselves from the terror attacks. Wood also reported at a briefing that with due regard to whatever Barack Obama has said, she thinks that the President-elect’s words speak for their own selves. Wood even tried to maintain that it is not only for the United States to offer some kind of “green light” to the Indians to go after these terrorists responsible for the massive destruction and life loss. She further commented that they do not provide any green lights to any nation. She also acknowledged that the Pakistan is a primary hub of terrorists.
What they are trying to perform is to deal with this tragedy that has been courageously faced by India. They wish to work in close association with the Indian government and various other supporters in order to do what they can to bring all the culprits of such terror attacks to due justice. Repeating the call of Rice for larger cooperation, Wood reported that all the nations require getting ready and doing whatever seems to be essential in order to stop such kinds of terror attacks.