Today, the President delivered a statement to the press in the wake of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.
"Nearly 300 innocent lives were taken -- men, women, children, infants -- who had nothing to do with the crisis in Ukraine," President Obama said. "Their deaths are an outrage of unspeakable proportions."
President Obama noted that this was "a global tragedy -- an Asian airliner was destroyed in European skies, filled with citizens from many countries." And as a result, there now needs to be a credible, international investigation into exactly what happened.