Clinton backs Obama's Islamic State strategy in Democratic debate

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Sanders shakes hands with his rival Clinton at the conclusion of the Democratic presidential candidates debate at St. Anselm College in ManchesterBy John Whitesides and Luciana Lopez MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton backed elements of President Barack Obama’s strategy to fight Islamic State militants in a debate on Saturday, drawing criticism from all sides for saying “we now finally are where we need to be” in Syria. Top rival Bernie Sanders accused Clinton of being too quick to push for regime change, while Republican candidate Carly Fiorina, said the former secretary of state was too willing to cede U.S. policy to other countries.

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