The Sun Also RisesS

[Kailua, December 17. Image via Getty.]

The sun rises over the Pacific ocean as seen from US President Barack Obama's motorcade in Kailua, on Hawaii island, December 28, 2009. Obama was expected to break his public silence on the thwarted attempt to down a US airliner on Monday, as a political storm brewed over the attack. The White House warned Republican foes December 27 not to inject politics into the aftermath of the bid by a 23-year-old Nigerian to destroy a Northwest jet carrying 290 people, as a sweeping national security operation unfolded. The president, vacationing in Hawaii, has not commented on television about the Christmas Day drama, apparently seeking to project calm and avoid the political point-scoring and panic seen after past terror incidents. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)