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Decision 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / Obama’s Trip #911179

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 2008
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(Studio: Ann Curry) Map shown of the stops on Senator Barack Obama’s overseas tour.

(Baghdad: Andrea Mitchell) The high stakes for Obama with his trip to Iraq featured; details given about his opposition to the surge. [July 15, OBAMA – says we can remove troops in 16 months.] [Iraq commander Gen. David PETRAEUS – responds to Obama’s timeline.] [US Ambassador Ryan CROCKER†- says we need to sustain the progress.]

(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(Studio: Kelly O’Donnell) Senator John McCain’s campaign while the media attention is on Obama featured; details given of his focus on the economy and the travel kit his team prepared for reporters following Obama; scenes shown of McCain at a GM facility in Warren, Michigan, and on Conan O'Brien††’s talk show; McCain ad shown. [McCAIN – states he is astonished that Obama has never been to Afghanistan.]

Curry, Ann;
Mitchell, Andrea;
O’Donnell, Kelly

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