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Afghan President Comments on Sgt Robert Bale's Life Sentence

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(KCEN) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the life sentence handed down to Staff Sergeant Robert Bales won't bring back the children who died.  

A military jury sentenced Bales to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Bales pleaded guilty in June to killing 16-Afghan civilians. 

Karzai commented on Bales' sentence during a press conference in Kabul today.  

"A life sentence to him or a death sentence to him will not bring back our children that he killed," Karzai said.

Karzai also confirmed that the U.S. and Afghanistan have restarted talks over a bilateral security agreement.

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