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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons / A Discussion (Part II) #1051280

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. [On "CBS This Morning," Syrian President Bashir al-ASSAD - says you have to expect everything in the region, including chemical weapons.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN's new program starting tonight "AC360 Later" noted. Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Sciutto) The circumstantial evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria reviewed; scenes shown of victims in the hospital; details given about the possibility Assad may not have authorized the use of chemical weapons. [Secretary of State John KERRY - says there are facts about the weapons' use.] [Deputy national security advisor Tony BLINKEN†- says Assad is in control of the chemical weapons program.] [Representative Buck McKEON†- wants more information.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with The Daily Beast Christopher Dickey, CNN's Fran Townsend and Brookings Inst. Michael Doran about military action against Syria. [TOWNSEND - says the president has to make the case about why this is in the national interest; offers perspectives on the chemical attacks against rebel-held areas; agrees this is a sham.] [DORAN - suggests why Assad may have used the weapons near Damascus; suggests Assad is back in his comfort zone with Obama backing off.] [DICKEY - calls Assad duplicitous.] Other material: [On CBS< ASSAD - speaks about WMD in Iraq and how Secretary of State John Kerry did not present evidence.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim

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