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Afghanistan War / Obama Surprise Visit / Speech / A Discussion (Part II) #1021176

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 2012
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[At Bargam Air Base, President OBAMA - says we did not choose this war after 9/11.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan re-introduced. [With the troops, OBAMA - praises the troops for representing the values of America; states there is a light on the horizon because we blunted the Taliban, drove Al Qaeda out of Afghanistan and brought Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† to justice.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Kabul: Nick Paton Walsh) The security measures for Obama's visit to Afghanistan, how Kabul is under Afghan control, the lack of the professionalism of Afghan security forces discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: John King) The experience of being on Air Force One with the president on these kinds of trips like the reporter's own trip with President George Bush 6 years ago discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen, national security expert Fran Townsend and military expert retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks about Obama in Afghanistan. [TOWNSEND - cites the significance of Obama going there to evidence his commitment to Afghanistan; raises the question of funding from Congress for the Us presence in Afghanistan until 2024; notes the issue of corruption in Afghanistan's Karzai government.] [BERGEN - says if NATO is to survive it has to make Afghanistan work; comments on the cost value.] [MARKS - says we have no choice but to believe in Afghan security forces; assesses the Afghan success against the Soviets and what we are asking the Afghans to do against the Taliban.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Walsh, Nick Paton;
King, John
Duration:
00:13:30

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