Obama takes blame for operation that killed two hostages

April 23rd, 2015  
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Topic: Obama takes blame for operation that killed two hostages

The White House said Thursday that a US operation in January against an Al Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group. Another American, Al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn, was killed, "likely in a separate US government counterterrorism operation." "No words can fully express our regret over this terrible tragedy," the White House said, revealing the previously classified finding. The president "takes full responsibility for these operations." US President Barack Obama expressed his profound regrets to their families. The White House identified the hostages killed in the operation against the border compound as US contractor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto.

April 24th, 2015  
I think this is a first for a U.S. President to take personal responsibility for the killing of two hostages during a military operation , this was unfortunate but the bad guy was eliminated .
April 25th, 2015  
A different perspective on the war on terror. Scahill hits the nail on the head by explaining how ISIS came to be, which has nothing to do with radical Islam:


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