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    Obama Sticks to Afghan Timetable

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron participate in an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House March 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Cameron is on a three-day visit to the U.S. and he is expected to have talks with Obama on the situations in Afghanistan, Syria and Iran.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Obama pledged on Wednesday to stick to the agreed-upon timetable for withdrawal in Afghanistan, despite the recent upheaval after a U.S. soldier opened fire on unarmed civilians. Obama admitted there has been a “drift” in Afghanistan since he took office and he admitted that “no one wants war,” but Obama insisted that the U.S. is committed to finishing its mission there. Cameron said recent events serve as an important reminder of how dangerous this mission is, since “Afghanistan must never again be a safe haven for attacks against us.” As for Syria, Cameron said “we must maintain the strongest pressure to all those who are resisting change” and he pledged to “work with anyone who is willing to build a stable, inclusive and democratic Syria for all Syrians.”

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