Are Americans now dying in Iraq for a mistake?

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NewHope

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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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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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