Obama Promises Justice for Afghan Massacre

President says the killings "do not represent our military."
2:23 | 03/13/12

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The massacre in Afghanistan the latest on that US soldier who put on night vision goggles and shot whole family's in a Rampage. Today we learned that the gunman turned himself into his fellow soldiers with the haunting three words. I did it. We do not know his motive we do not know his name but ABC news has learned that military investigators are looking at the role alcohol may have played. And also today the president vowed to get justice for the victims. The United States takes this as seriously as if it was our own citizens. And our own children. Warmer I can assure the American people and the Afghan people the we will follow the facts. Wherever they lead us. And we will make sure that anybody who was involved. This held fully accountable. With the full force. Of the law. President Obama vowed to continue winding down the war in Afghanistan he said quote responsibly. But he did not rule out increasing the pace of withdrawal as tensions flare and they didn't flare today ABC's -- -- now in Kabul. And that's right ABC news can confirm that investigators have found alcohol near with a staff sergeant with living a defense official says quote we believe that alcohol was involved. Tonight here in Afghanistan the pressure to hold someone accountable for this is mounting. Today the backlash. Game. Hundreds of furious students -- the first major protest since the massacre. At in the village where it happened. Militants try to -- the Afghan investigation team. President Karzai's own Brothers were pinned down as they met victims' families they offer 2000 dollars each family and asked for patience. The right now patients in the sense of security. Are gone that was when -- -- kind of life can you beat this man asks if someone can answer your house and kill you. That fear isn't confined to this area it is spreading and today many Afghans are so worried about the future they're abandoning their own country. Applications for asylum are up 20%. And the -- tonight Diane is that as the backlash spreads more Afghans could face supporting the US. Is no longer worth the risk.

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