Kresta in the Afternoon – July 16, 2008 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Obama / McCain clash on foreign policy

    In near-simultaneous appearances yesterday Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain drew sharp battle lines on Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama said that the addition of tens of thousands of combat troops to Iraq last year had significantly reduced violence in the country. But he said that positive developments there had not changed his mind about the need to pull troops from Iraq so America could focus more on the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. McCain drew the opposite conclusion from events in Iraq. He said the success of the so-called surge, which he supported from the start, pointed the way toward victory in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Who is right? We’ll debate it.

    Second Topic – Kresta Comments

    In this election year, it is vital to return to what the Church has consistently taught on voter responsibility. We get in-depth with the latest document from the USCCB, entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.

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