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Fact-Checking The Candidates' Debate

During their debate Friday night, Barack Obama and John McCain clashed on the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and on the U.S. role in the world. A flare-up over Iran was the most contentious part of the debate. Were the candidates' statements about their foreign policy positions truthful?

NPR's Tom Gjelten and Scott Simon fact-check the debate.

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