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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / Two Interviews / Iraq #899587

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008
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(Amman, Jordan: Katie Couric) CBS exclusive interviews with both presidential candidates, Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, noted. [OBAMA - outlines what his job would be in Iraq as commander-in-chief: to listen to the commanders and make a decision; comments on strategic choices and how the troops and money used in the surge could have been used elsewhere in Afghanistan and at home.] [McCAIN - says Obama would rather lose a war and win a campaign; questions Obama's view on the surge in the war in Iraq: that Obama does not understand the challenges we face; explains why Iraq, not Afghanistan, is the central front in the war on terrorism; denies being frustrated with Obama, who is wrong and has been wrong.] Civilian casualties in Iraq and attacks against coalition forces in 2007 and 2008 compared. {Note: local weather bulletin on screen from 5:32:50 until 5:36:00.}
Couric, Katie

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