July 17, 2009: Administration: Jakarta bombing reminder of threat (AP)

  • Obama planned to call Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to express his sympathy and offer of U.S. help. In his statement released by the White House, the president said “the American people stand by the Indonesian people in this difficult time, and the U.S. government stands ready to help the Indonesian government respond to and recover from these outrageous attacks as a friend and partner.”