November 14, 2007

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During tonight's Democratic Debate, Christoper Jackson, a young veteran who has served three tours of duty in Iraq, stood up with his mother to ask the candidates about a possible invasion of Iran. Christopher's mother is scared her son is going to be deployed again, but this time to Iran.

Senator Biden gives a great response, making reference to the Kyl/Lieberman amendment, telling Mrs. Jackson if President Bush tries to invade Iran without Congressional approval he should be impeached. Edwards also does well on this question, taking a similar approach to Biden -- Hillary is also asked to comment and was a bit more confident that Bush wouldn't use the amendment as an excuse to invade Iran than the other candidates.

Jackson received a standing ovation from the crowd, then later got big applause for his answer to a question from CNN's Suzanne Malveaux;

Malveaux: "Your mother, I spoke with her, your mom is so worried that you're going to be called to duty again, but not to be deployed in Iraq, but rather Iran. Do you share her concern?"

Jackson: " Yes I do and I feel that if we continue on the path we at that's where we're going to end up, in Iran. And that's not what our troops need, our troops need to come home now."

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