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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons / A Discussion (Part I) #1051277

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the surprises about a potential US military strike against Syria examined. [Secretary of State John KERRY - says Syrian President Bashir al-Assad could turn over all chemical weapons....] [Former Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - says if the regime surrendered its stockpile as suggested by Kerry and the Russians....] [On CNN, President OBAMA - says it is a positive development for dealing with these chemical weapons.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) The delay in the Senate vote due to the talk about a deal with Syria, the administration briefing with members of Congress, the likelihood the Congressional vote for military authorization would fail if held now discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and John King, "New York Times" columnist Charles Blow and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about Syria, Russia, chemical weapons and a Congressional vote. [KING - says the Russians said they would explore the idea about chemical weapons with the Syrians; comments on the status of the Congressional vote, the bizarre background to what Kerry said about chemical weapons.] [GERGEN - calls the administration handling of this matter as "awful" with a lack of consistency and a clear message, criticizes this "unsavory" offer from Russia and Syria; suggests we are getting hurt strategically on the world stage.] [FLEISCHER - questions Obama's actions about Syria: it was a bluff.] [BLOW - says the president has dialed it back today.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana

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