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Syria / Civil War / US Strike / A Discussion #1051188

CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 2013
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(Studio: Jake Tapper) The latest developments in the prospects for a US strike against Syria updated; scenes shown of the "New York Times" video of an apparent execution in 2012 of soldiers by Syrian rebels. Live discussion held with CNN's national security analyst Fran Townsend about Syria. [TOWNSEND - comments on the news Iran may be planning retaliation against the US targets around the world for any military intervention in Syria; talks about American view of the Syrian rebels and what we are trying to accomplish in Syria.]

(Studio: Jake Tapper) President Obama's attempts to rally support for a strike reviewed. [To CNN's Brianna Keilar, OBAMA - says he will not speculate.] Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Dana Bash and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about US strikes against Syria. [BASH - says the Congressional vote is up in the air at this time with many undecided members; notes the past decisions on Iraq are holding sway now.] [GERGEN - comments on the politics of Obama's international policies and the view he does not have on a firm grip on where he is going.] [FLEISCHER - assesses the president's problem, but we should support him in action.] Other material: [March 2012, OBAMA - says there is no simple solution.]

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