In the article “Obama: Failed Attack Underscores Need for Vigilance” By Donna Miles what matters is President Barack Obama called the failed weekend terror attack in New York’s Times Square a sobering reminder of the need to remain vigilant against terrorists committed to destroying America’s way of life. “Around the world and here at home, there are those who would attack our citizens and who would slaughter innocent men, women and children in pursuit of their murderous agenda,” Obama said. Terrorists “will stop at nothing to kill and disrupt our way of life,” the president said. Obama vowed to do what’s needed to protect the United States from terrorism. I think we need to do everything we can to stop terrorists from hurting the children and citizens of the United States. We need to do more than we are doing right now to ensure the future of the United States. “As Americans and as a nation, we will not be terrorized,” he said. “We will not cower in fear, [and] we will not be intimidated,” Obama said. “We will be vigilant, we will work together, and we will protect and defend the country we love to ensure a safe and prosperous future for our people,” the president continued. “That’s what I intend to do as the president, and that is what we will do as a nation,” Obama said.