President Obama suddenly appeared in the briefing room to express outrage at the attacks in Germany today that killed two U.S. servicemen and wounded two others.
The gunman, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo described as a devout Muslim, was shouting “Allah Akhbar” as he committed the attack.
“I’m saddened and I am outraged by this attack that took the lives of two Americans and wounded two others. I think the American people are united in expressing our gratitude for the service of those who were lost,” Obama said.
“Michelle and I have their family and their friends in our thoughts and prayers and we are praying for a speedy recovery for those who were injured,” he continued. “I want everybody to understand that we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place and in working with German authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice.”
Obama declined to answer questions, rebuffing shouted queries on the situation in Libya by saying he would take questions on it tomorrow when he meets with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.