President Barack Obama, who's in New York for a big DNC fundraiser, among other things, spoke a few minutes ago at the Joint Terrorism Task Force Headquarters. He told law enforcement officials there that "you should all be extremely proud" and that "the record of your service is written in the attacks that never occur."
"Obviously, you're not doing it for the glamor or the glory or the pay," Obama said. "You do it to serve and protect your country."
The president said that the U.S. is "making real progress" in its battle against al Qaeda and other extremists, and that while "no one can ever promise that there won't be another attack on American soil," "I will stay as focused on this mission as you are."
"I pledge to give all of you the tools and support you need to get the job done," Obama said, adding that "I'm going to continue to be standing behind you each and every step of the way."