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Afghanistan War / Obama Surprise Visit / McCain Interview / A Discussion (Part IV) #1021179

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The politics of President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan introduced; scenes shown of President Obama with the US troops in Afghanistan.

(Washington: Dana Bash) CNN's interview held with Senator John McCain about the president's trip to Afghanistan. [McCAIN - assesses the trip, the agreement, Obama's ad boasting about getting Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††, that this trip is not necessarily political because we have to send a message about our commitment to Afghanistan.] The political assessment of the president's overseas trip discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger and David Gergen about the President and Afghanistan. [BORGER - assesses McCain's support of the US agreement for a long-term commitment to Afghanistan and the Republicans are split over Afghanistan.] [GERGEN - expects bipartisan agreement on continued US support for Afghanistan; suggests second term Obama or a President Romney would keep this agreement.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana

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