Ohio Senate hopefuls spar on past problems, future course for Iraq

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Ohio’s first televised Senate debate was dominated by a heated discussion of what went wrong and how to make things right in Iraq.

Republican Senator Mike DeWine and Democratic Congressman Sherrod Brown appeared Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Brown accused DeWine of failing to hold the Bush administration accountable. DeWine told Brown he was “absolutely unbelievable” when the Democrat said he had done more than DeWine to help get troops proper body armor.

DeWine said the US shouldn’t put a date on when to withdraw from Iraq but should pull out when Iraqi security forces can control the violence.

Brown said he’d like a plan to pull troops out of Iraq in the next 18 months to two years.

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