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Obama Apologizes, Says "Will Get To Bottom" Of Afghanistan Bombing

With the world demanding some explanation or statement from the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner for the alleged war crime that was this weekend's deadly U.S. bombing of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Doctors Without Borders, Obama did just that, or rather had White House speaker make a statement on his behalf.

President Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the airstrike that killed at least 22 people last weekend, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced today.

 

"This morning from the Oval Office, President Obama spoke by telephone with Doctors Without Borders International President Dr. Joanne Liu, to apologize and express his condolences for the MSF staff and patients who were killed and injured when a US military airstrike mistakenly struck an MSF field hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan over the weekend," Earnest said in the White House briefing.

He added that Obama pledged to get to the bottom of the bombing, and would "try" to prevent similar tragedy again. One would think that the commander in chief was "at the bottom" of any campaign that results in civilian casualties. Perhaps not.

It was also unclear if Obama would "get to the bottom" of a war crime he may have committed by following Edward Snowden's simple suggestion of how to achieve just that:

AC-130 warplanes record the gunner's video and audio. It's time to release the tapes to an

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— Edward Snowden (@Snowden)

Somehow we doubt it.

Meanwhile, Obama had more pressing distractions to address, such as labor union membership and 7 years of stagnant wages courtesy of failed monetary policy:

  • OBAMA: INEQUALITY RISES WHEN UNION MEMBERSHIP FALLS
  • OBAMA: WAGES NEED TO RISE MORE QUICKLY
  • OBAMA: WORKERS MUST BE REWARDED PROPERLY FOR THEIR LABOR

He also said that:

  • OBAMA SAYS HARD WORK SHOULD GUARANTEE SOME FINANCIAL SECURITY

Like, for example, criminal banks who even Ben Bernanke says should have gone to prison, getting multi-trillion bailouts.