Afghanistan Controversy Merkel Hits Back at NATO Criticism of Air Strike

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected international criticism of last Friday's air strike in Afghanistan, saying she won't tolerate judgments before all the facts are known. In a statement to parliament, she made clear she would resist mounting public pressure for a quick withdrawal of German forces.
"We won't accept prejudments," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German parliament.

"We won't accept prejudments," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German parliament.

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cro -- with wire reports