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Obama Apologizes To Afghanistan Over Murders

President Obama delivers an apology for an incident over the weekend where a lone soldier killed civilians in Afghanistan.

"The United States takes this as seriously as if it was our own citizens and our own children who were murdered," Obama said.

Obama called for a Pentagon investigation and promised anyone involved will be held accountable under the full force of the law.

OBAMA: Over the weekend, as many of you know, there was a tragic incident in which a number of Afghan civilians were killed. What I’ve made to President Karzai when I spoke to him is that the United States takes this as seriously as if it was our own citizens and our own children who were murdered. We’re heartbroken over the loss of innocent life. 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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