Obama vows to cut taxes, end war in Iraqby The Associated Press on Aug. 29, 2008, under Local
The Associated Press
Sen. Barack Obama became the first black presidential candidate from a major party when he accepted the nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention on Thursday at Mile High Stadium in Denver.
In his 44-minute speech, he vowed to cut taxes for nearly all working-class families, end the war in Iraq and break America’s dependence on Mideast oil within a decade.
Although he paid tribute to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, he questioned McCain’s judgment in siding with the Bush administration more than 90 percent of the time.
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