Skip to main content

Obama apologizes after deadly airstrike

Image result for obama


Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama called and apologized to the head of Doctors Without Borders, whose staff and patients were killed and injured during a bombing Saturday in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the White House said Wednesday. The U.S. has characterized its airstrike Saturday, which killed 12 members of the Doctors Without Borders staff as well as 10 patients, as a mistake. Obama pledged full cooperation with the joint investigations being conducted with NATO and the Afghan government in the morning conversation with Doctor's Without Borders International President Joanne Liu. Doctors Without Borders: Kunduz strike an 'attack on the Geneva Conventions'  "The President assured Dr. Liu that the Department of Defense investigation currently under way would provide a transparent, thorough and objective accounting of the facts and circumstances of the incident and, if necessary, the President would implement changes that would make tragedies like this one less likely to occur in the future," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. Later Wednesday, Liu put out a statement saying that despite Obama's apology, "we reiterate our ask that the U.S. government consent to an independent investigation led by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to establish what happened in Kunduz, how it happened, and why it happened." After his conversation with Doctors Without Borders, Obama called Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to express his condolences for the Aghan civilians killed during the airstrike and offered his thoughts and prayers for the victims on behalf of the American people, according to a White House statement. Civilians 'accidentally struck' in Afghan hospital bombing, U.S. commander says The U.S. military has said that Saturday's airstrike came at the request of Afghan allies who asked for assistance after coming under fire. The previous Afghan government was frequently critical of U.S. strikes that resulted in civilians deaths, but in this case Kabul has taken a more restrained tone. According to the White House, on the call Obama and Ghani "reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the partnership between the United States and Afghanistan and to continuing their dialogue about ways to deepen diplomatic, economic and security cooperation to promote a more stable and secure Afghanistan."

reference http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/07/politics/obama-calls-doctors-without-borders-president-apologizes/# 





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Michelle Rose Exclusive Interview

  Q:  What's it like growing up in Mpls?   Does the city have interesting stories about Prince?     A:  I only lived in Minneapolis until I was three, but I have fond memories of it.  Even now that I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, I still feel like I'm a part of Minneapolis.  I think a lot of Minnesotans have "Minneapolis Pride", even if they don't live in Minneapolis.  Minneapolis has so many fun things to see and do, and the arts are very important here, with so many theaters and live shows.     Prince put us on the map for music.  I hear Prince stories everywhere I go in Minnesota.  I've met so many people who were associated with Prince, including one of his dancers, and even a former Paisley Park employee working as a cashier at the local grocery store, so I've heard many Prince stories.  I wish I could've been a Chanhassen resident when Prince was still alive, because I know that many Chanhassen residents saw him casually riding his bike around

The Losers Club Releases A New Pop Punk Single And Video

  The Losers Club Releases A New Pop Punk Single And Video Denver based pop punk band The Losers Club has a single release that gets you caught up in its pure rock energy! The song is called "Freak Like Me" and it provides quite an up swing and extremely fun punk sound.  The song has a great video and it's one of the best ways to dig into this single.  What's "Freak Like Me" about? It may be more relatable than you think. Here is what the band says. "Well 'Freak Like Me' is about being really in your own head all the time and feeling stuck. But realizing you're not totally alone and there's a lot of other broken freaks out there who are going through the same thing. " - The Losers Club   Check out "Freak Like Me" along with more from The Losers Club on their  Spotify .  Watch the video  HERE .                                             Website TikTok Instagram YouTube

Planet Of Rhythm Exclusive interview

  GCoulda you tell us what it's like being from L.A.?   LA is a great city for music, like any other large city.   Of course the downsides are things like traffic etc. but it is a wonderful place to create music, to hear music and experience great performances. Could you name the members in Planet of Rhythm and the roles they play? Doug Hafford (me): songwriter, singer, guitar Greg Thomas: Producer Rhythm Guitar, Bass, backup vocals Chad McKinsey: Producer, Drums, Guitar, backup vocals Juliet Roberts: Lead and backup vocals (what a talent she is) Elliott Jason: Lead Guitars Jorge Orellana:  Bass, Sax    Who inspired you guys to make electric blues rock music; is it something you guys just have in common?   The music comes from our love of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s style rockers.   Of course much of that was inspired by earlier artists such as Robert Johnson, or Howlin’ Wolf etc.  We love the simplicity mixed with great musical performances, overdriven guitars and a strong driving bea