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Iraq War / Bush Plan / Democrats / Obama vs. Clinton #849936

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 18, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Jake Tapper) The oneupmanship between Democratic presidential candidates over staking out positions on the war in Iraq examined. [Former Senator John EDWARDS - says "silence is betrayal."] [On his Website, Senator Barack OBAMA - opposes the war.] [Senator Hillary CLINTON - says tougher requirements on the administration are needed.] [On CNN yesterday, Democratic strategic Paul BEGALA†- reacts.] [Today, OBAMA - says the president must announce gradual reductions of US forces.] [ABC's Cokie ROBERTS - analyzes the candidates.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) A position on the war as stated by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presented. [With Diane Sawyer, PELOSI - says Democrats will never cut off funds for troops in harm's way, but Congress will vote to oppose the escalation of troops.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Presentation of the full interview with the first female speaker of the House on "Good Morning America" noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake

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