The Washington Times - October 3, 2008, 09:01AM

ST. LOUIS Here’s some video of Sen. Joe Biden landing at the St. Louis airport earlier today, about an hour after the plane carrying Gov. Sarah Palin touched down .



The (long, sorry) clip also features a cameo from Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, who rarely travels.



Here’s our story on the debate:


ST. LOUIS | Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Gov. Sarah Palin clashed Thursday over Iraq, with the Democrat charging that Sen. John McCain sees “no end in sight” for the 5-year-old war and the Republican charging that Sen. Barack Obama wants to wave “the white flag of surrender.”

The two vice-presidential nominees, who by this weekend will each have a son fighting in Iraq, took diametrically opposed positions on the war, arguing over Mr. Obama’s opposition to the “surge” of troops that stabilized the country and Mr. McCain’s support of the Bush administration missteps in the war’s early years.

“I know that the other ticket opposed this surge,” said Mrs. Palin, whose son, Track, is serving in Iraq. We’re getting closer and closer to victory, and it would be a travesty if we quit now in Iraq. … Your plan is a white flag of surrender in Iraq.’

Mr. Biden said that there must be a timeline for withdrawal and that Iraq must step up to take the reins as he set out the “fundamental difference between us — we will end this war. For John McCain, there is no end in sight to end this war. Fundamental difference: we will end this war.”


Read the full story here .


Christina Bellantoni , national political reporter,
The Washington Times


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