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Should the U.S. 'Stay The Course' For Victory In Iraq?52:31

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This show featured excerpts from Boston University's 22nd Great Debate. The debate's question was "Should the United States 'Stay the Course' For Victory in Iraq?" and was moderated by the chairman of Boston University's journalism department Robert Zelnick.

Arguing in the affirmative were Adib Farha, senior policy adviser to the American Lebanese Coalition and Vice President of Cardiovascular Hospitals of America, and Retired Air Force Lt. General Thomas Mcinerney, founder of the consulting firm "Government Reform through Technology" and currently the military affairs analyst for Fox News.

Arguing in the negative were Peter W. Galbraith, political consultant and former ambassador to Croatia, and Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Modeled after the Cambridge and Oxford University Union Societies' public discussions, The Great Debate brings together alumni, faculty, and students in a lively but collegial forum to discuss current issues in communication and public affairs.

Based on the tradition of audience-centered parliamentary debate, it involves a series of speeches alternating for and against the topic, and includes audience participation, as members may comment prior to the panel's rebuttals. The audience then decides the outcome of the debate by "voting with their feet," and moving to the side of the room representing their decision.

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