Clashes over Iraq Dominate First Debate

President George Bush makes a point during his first debate with Sen. John Kerry.

President George Bush makes a point during his debate with Sen. John Kerry at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. hide caption

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In the first of three presidential debates, Sen. John Kerry says President Bush made a "colossal error" when he took America to war against Iraq. The president says Kerry sends mixed signals to "our allies" and "our troops." Hear NPR's Mara Liasson.

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