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Candidates clash over Iraq: past and present

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 01:14

Heated debate over foreign policy as presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clash over Iraq. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A heated debate over foreign policy as presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed over the war in Iraq. At the final presidential debate, Trump spoke of Clinton's support for the 2003 U.S. led invasion of Iraq, with she countering that they both had supported that invasion. "I said it was a mistake. I said that years ago. He has consistently denied what is a very clear fact," she said. "It matters because he has not told the truth about that position. I guess he believes it makes him look better now to contrast with me because I did vote for it." She also drew a contrast in their experience, saying the U.S. should "go after Baghdadi, just like we went after Bin Laden, while you were doing Celebrity Apprentice." Clinton also said she would not would not advocate putting Americans soldiers in Iraq as an occupying force. The debate at the University of Las Vegas Nevada gives the New York businessman perhaps his best remaining chance to sway the dwindling number of Americans who are still undecided about which way to vote in the Nov. 8 election. For Clinton, who leads national polls and in most of the battleground states where the election will likely be decided, the 90-minute debate is a chance to make a closing argument on why she is best suited to succeed President Barack Obama.

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Candidates clash over Iraq: past and present

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 01:14