Saturday, September 27, 2008

McCain, Obama debate focuses on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, US eco crisis

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (KUNA) -- US presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama Friday night aired their differences on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia -- and the US financial crisis -- during the first of three debates scheduled before voters elect the next president on November 4.

One of their sharpest exchanges during the event, which was held at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, came during questions about lessons of the Iraq war.

McCain said the United States could not have a failed strategy in Iraq that could cause the war to be lost, and criticized Obama for not supporting the nearly two-year-old troop surge into Iraq, which McCain said had succeeded.
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