Obama in 2004: ‘We're Not Fighting Terrorists, We're Fighting People Who Engage in Terrorism’

November 26, 2012 - 12:52 PM
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Shortly after being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama explained how he viewed the war on terror: “We're not fighting terrorists, we're fighting people who engage in terrorism,” he told a crowd that gathered at a Nov. 23, 2004 book-signing for his first autobiography, Dreams From My Father.