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Biden mentioned Turks, Jordanians and Saudis; China mentioned 5 times, Russia 15 times

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Submitted by Mark James (United States), Oct 12, 2012 at 15:20

Pipes: "That Tunisia, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain never came up...and the country of India all went unmentioned, while relations with Russia and China came up only glancingly.

A search here reveals that the Turks came up 3 times, the Sauds 4 times, China came up 5 times and Russia 15 times, Jordanians twice. The rest of what you said is true.

The reason other countries in the Mideast weren't mentioned by name is there was a limited amount of questions in the debate on foreign policy, and those questions were on most pressing matters for the US, and Bahrain and Yemen haven't dominated the news lately:

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/11/162754053/transcript-biden-ryan-vice-presidential-debate

We are working hand in glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis and with all the people in the region

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