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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / The Wars / A Discussion #898693

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The debate between presidential candidates Senators Barack Obama and John McCain over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan introduced. [On "Larry King Live," OBAMA - says it is time to bring our troops out of Iraq: to wind things down to relieve the stresses on military families.]

(Washington: Candy Crowley) The policy debate featured; findings of an ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on the public view of McCain vs. Obama as commander in chief. [McCAIN - says the surge in Iraq shows us how to succeed in Afghanistan; criticizes Obama's position.] [President BUSH - talks about politics and the commanders.] [OBAMA - criticizes the strategy of staying in Iraq; says the threat is in the tribal regions of Pakistan.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen, Candy Crowley, Gloria Borger and David Gergen about the presidential race and the wars. [From Boston, GERGEN - comments on McCain's policy towards Iraq and Afghanistan and what Obama can do to broaden the picture about US strategy; talks about Obama's upcoming trip to Europe.] [BORGER - says Obama is turning to the economy to change the subject.] [CROWLEY - says the bedrock of McCain's campaign is national security.] [From Kabul, BERGEN - downplays the role of the surge and emphasizes the internal changes in Iraq.] Other material: [McCAIN - criticizes Obama's plan for Iraq and Afghanistan; says he called for a surge of troops.] [OBAMA - says we will refine our plans; responds to McCain's arguments about Iraq.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Crowley, Candy
Duration:
00:12:40

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