The Obama team has put out a statement condemning today's coordinated terror attacks in Mumbai, India. Here's the text:
"President-Elect Obama strongly condemns today's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and his thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of India. These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism. The United States must continue to strengthen our partnerships with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks. We stand with the people of India, whose democracy will prove far more resilient than the hateful ideology that led to these attacks," said Brooke Anderson, Chief National Security Spokesperson
NBC's Libby Leist reports that, per a senior state department official, Secretary Rice has briefed President Bush on her talks with the U.S. consul general in Mumbai.