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Obama promises thorough inquiry into Afghan attack

03-14-2012 07:39 BJT

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President Barack Obama says the killings will not change the US's commitment to finishing the job in Afghanistan. Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Obama said the US is facing difficult challenges in Afghanistan, but he is confident it will continue meeting its objectives and responsibly wind down the Afghan war.

Regarding Sunday’s incident, he promised a thorough investigation.

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington,
Tuesday, March 13,2012.

Barack Obama said: "The killing of innocent civilians is outrageous and it’s unacceptable. It’s not who we are as a country, and it does not represent our military. And for that reason I’ve directed the Pentagon to make sure that we spare no effort in conducting a full investigation. I can assure the American people and the Afghan people that we will follow the facts wherever they lead us, and we will make sure that anybody who was involved is held fully accountable with the full force of the law."

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President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington,
Tuesday, March 13,2012.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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