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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / Obama’s Trip #911328

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 2008
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(Amman: Katie Couric) An overview of Senator Barack Obama’s foreign trip that is meant to show his ease with world leaders and his ability to handle foreign policy issues presented; map and photos shown; details given of his stance on the Iraq war, his proposal to send more troops to Afghanistan, his potential role in the Middle East, including the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and the threat of a nuclear Iran. [April 4, OBAMA – speaks against the war.] [Council on Foreign Relations president Richard HAASS†- describes the balancing act for Obama in Iraq.] [Iraqi Parliament member Mahmoud OTHMAN†- notes Iraqis fear a fast withdrawal of US troops.] [In January 2007, OBAMA – opposes the surge.] [Wednesday, Senator John McCAIN – says Obama was wrong.] [Member of Palestinian Legislative Council Hanan ASHRAWI†- says you cannot leave a political vacuum here.] [“Haaretz” columnist Ari SHAVIT†- says Middle East issues need experience and wisdom; says Iran is on the march.] [June 4, OBAMA – says Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and must remain undivided.]
Couric, Katie

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