— From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
DES MOINES -- They had the first video question of the debate from an Iowa woman standing in her kitchen asking the candidates to explain their position on Iraq.
Ron Paul: He said "just come home" about bringing the troops home. That was met by a mix of applause and boos
Hunter -- standing next to Ron Paul -- was first to attack the Dems, saying he's "tired of" hearing Democrats say pull out, "just get out."
Huckabee says there's a middle ground. "We win this war and do it with honor." Two things: 1) insist people in that neighborhood [Middle East] take a greater role, 2) end our dependence on foreign oil.
Brownback said the political situation continues to deteriorate (he almost said "political solution." Said we need a political surge and cited the NY Times' Tom Friedman.