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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The memoir "Worthy Fights" from former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta introduced.
(Washington: Gloria Borger) A CNN interview with Panetta featured. [PANETTA - talks about the White House not using leverage to keep a force in Iraq when Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki needed constant pressure on him; states the decisions should have been made earlier in Syria & Iraq; explains how Obama works via logic, which does not work in Washington.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former White House press secretary Jay Carney & former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about Panetta & Obama. [CARNEY - defends the president for trying to negotaiate with Iraq about keeping troops there, but Iraq refused.] [FLEISCHER - criticizes Obama for not pushing for more troops in Iraq & for rejecting advice from his secretaries.]
- Cooper, Anderson;
- Borger, Gloria
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