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    NewHope is offline Senior Member
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    Are Americans now dying in Iraq for a mistake?

    LEHRER: Are Americans now dying in Iraq for a mistake?

    KERRY: No, and they don't have to, providing we have the leadership that we put -- that I'm offering.

    (1) No, and they don't have to = Americans are now not dying in Iraq for a mistake?
    (2) And they don't have to = they don't have to be dying in Iraq for a mistake?

    (3) Leadership = American leadership?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    It's a bit of a contradictory answer- it would make more sense to me if he said, 'Yes, but they don't have to'.

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