John McCain and other Republicans say it's time to start drilling for oil off the shores of America. Barack Obama leads those Democrats who say, not so fast. How soon would gasoline prices be affected? Would just the intent to drill send the right message to the rest of the world? What about dealing with climate change? Also, a war-crimes trial gets underway in Guantánamo Bay, and the Obama foreign tour in Iraq amid controversy over a timetable for troop withdrawal.
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