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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Waco
In a solemn tribute sprinkled with Scripture, words of assurance and resolve, President Obama told mourners at a memorial service for those who lost their lives in last week's fertilizer-plant explosion in Texas that their loved ones will not be forgotten and promised to provide assistance to help rebuild and reclaim their community.
The tea party protests and parades were much more modest this Tax Day, reflecting the grass-roots movement's metamorphosis from the mass fist-waving demonstrations of the past two years to something much more precise and targeted — a political "smart" bomb that, for now, shows no signs of becoming a third-party movement.
Even amid the ashes and devastation in the hours and days after the explosion, he said the modest town of West showed its "ability to stand tall in unimaginable adversity."
"Oh God, you have tested us, you have tried us — we went through fire and water — yet, you have brought us out to a place of abundance," he said.