Friday, October 10, 2003; 7:07 AM
Excerpts from the nine Democratic presidential candidates who debated in Phoenix on Thursday night.
Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Former Illinois Senator
Carol Moseley Braun says U.S. should withdraw troops from Iraq.
Retired Gen. Wesley Clark says he would not have voted to go to war against Iraq.
Former Vermont governor Howard Dean criticizes democratic candidates that gave President Bush their support to wage war against Iraq.
Sen. John Edwards (N.C.) says he is best candidate for President because of his humble roots.
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (Mo.) criticizes the Bush administation's diplomatic policies.
Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) says a person's economic background doesn't matter when you fight a war.
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (Ohio) in an exchange with Dean on Iraq.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.) says Clark should not be offended if he's grilled by the other candidates.
Al Sharpton says U.S. was wrong to invade Iraq.