Obama Apologizes to Doctors Without Borders for Airstrike
President Obama called the president of Doctors Without Borders Wednesday to apologize and express his condolences for a U.S. airstrike that mistakenly bombed its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing more than 20 people.
“The president assured Dr. [Joanne] Liu that the Department of Defense investigation currently underway would provide a transparent, thorough, and objective accounting of the facts and the circumstances of the incident. And that 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.
The president also called Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to express his condolences and praise Afghan troops who worked to secure Kunduz, Earnest said.