WASHINGTON (CNN) - As the Democratic presidential candidates fought for the top spot during the CNN debate Thursday night, they did agree on one thing: Bring the troops home from Iraq.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio criticized his congressional colleagues for failing to end combat in Iraq and said he was the only candidate on stage to oppose the war from the start.
"They should tell President Bush, we're not going to give you another dime," Kucinich said. "We're not putting a bill on the floor. Bring 'em home now."
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois said the current strategy has failed and it's time to concentrate on diplomacy with leaders in Iraq and throughout the region.
"That's why I'm going to bring this war to a close, that's why we can get our combat troops out within 16 months, that's why we have to initiate the kind of regional diplomacy - not just talking to our friends, but talking to our enemies," Obama said.
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- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich