President Obama: Killing Afghans as serious as killing Americans

by Colonel on March 13, 2012

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“President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he viewed the killing of 16 Afghan civilians, allegedly by a U.S. soldier, as seriously as if those killed had been Americans.

“The U.S. takes this as seriously as if it were our own citizens and our own children who were murdered,” Obama said.

“There’s no question that we face a difficult challenge in Afghanistan, but I am confident that we can continue the work of meeting our objectives, protecting our country and responsibly bringing this war to a close.”

Earlier Tuesday thousands of people took to the streets in eastern Afghanistan to protest the killings, burning an effigy of Obama and calling for the killer to be tried in Afghanistan.

Demonstrators in the city of Jalalabad chanted “Death to America — Death to Obama” and blocked the main highway to Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.” — Andrea Mitchell, Copyright 2012 msnbc.com

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