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Obama Sticks to Afghan Timetable

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.”

March 14, 2012 1:53 PM