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Biden says Romney's vision of Americans in Afghanistan is open ended
VP's son served in Afghanistan; he tells the Canton crowd a wind-down of the war is important to all Americans
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL
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Vice President Joe Biden talked domestic and foreign policy in Canton today before heading to Lorain.
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In a speech in Canton today, Vice President Joe Biden previewed the administration’s position on at least one big topic expected to come up in tonight’s presidential debate: Afghanistan.

Biden insisted that a firm deadline to end U.S. involvement in the war there is important to Americans and Afghanis.

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“The president and I have made it absolutely clear. We will leave Afghanistan in 2014. Period.  And the reason is, through the great sacrifice of some in this room, and my son and many other people, we have already trained 315,000 Afghan military. They are in a position, and they will be fully capable of taking responsibility for their own country. Now Gov. Romney and Congressman Ryan they made it clear they’re willing to stay, if you watch out debate. They say that we can leave in 2014, maybe.”

Biden spoke to some 850 people at a community center in southwest Canton before heading to Lorain – with a stop at a Parma Heights firehouse in between.

There, he said the president's Jobs Act would have created 25,000 jobs for first responders and would have been paid for with a tax increase of 1/2 of 1 percent on the first dollar of earnings over $1 million, but congressional Republicans blocked it.

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