CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The intelligence report on an attack, questions about what will happen next in action against Syria, the link of action to the U.N. inspectors leaving Syria, Obama's coming attendance at the summit in Russia discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Stanford University professor Fouad Ajami, CNN national security analyst Fran Townsend and Gloria Borger and The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey about Syria. [TOWNSEND - calls this a compelling story about chemical weapons use; explains how intelligence has to be pulled together.] [DICKEY - states a position on why the actions against Syria will not have an effect; suggests a limited action will not promote Obama's credibility and Turkey could act to change the regime in Syria.] [AJAMI - reiterates we need to save the Syrian people, but this intervention will not get the job done; states the US protects world order: it is the burden for Pax Americana.] [BORGER - comments on the skeptical poll numbers.]
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