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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:12 AM 

So, finally, CNN turns to foreign policy in last night's GOP presidential debate, the last such debate before Super Tuesday:

ANDERSON COOPER: Let's talk about foreign policy. You're all going to be able to weigh in on the question of Iraq.


Let's go right now to Janet for the first question.

JANET HOOK: Yes. I'd like to start with Governor Romney....

And what did she ask? Did she probe Gov. Romney about whether he is enthusiastic about the Bush administration's policy of democratizating Iraq and the wider Islamic world as a matter of US national security? Does he believe Islamic culture is receptive to Western-style liberty? How about John McCain? Could he answer that as well? And here's a follow-up: Describe a post-surge Iraq. Does Sentaor McCain believe American blood and treasure is best spent stabilizing just another Shiite majority, Hezbollah-supporting, Israel-boycott enforcing nation with oil? (I would like to have seen his face on that one...)

Alas, no. Here's her question:   

Obviously, Iraq is still a major issue in this campaign, and over the last few days there's been a real back-and-forth going on here. Senator McCain has said over and over again that you supported a timetable for a phased withdrawal from Iraq. Is that true?



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