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Syria / US Air Strike / Policy / A Discussion (Part I) #1109324

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The multiple mixed messages from President Trump's administration about Syria introduced. [On CNN, US Ambassador Nikki HALEY - questions the government of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.] [On ABC, Secretary of State Rex TILLERSON - hopes for a cease-fire in Syria.] [On Fox, national security adviser H.R. McMASTER - comments on Syria.] [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - comments on the America First Trump doctrine.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) What Spicer said about Syria's use of barrel bombs & the confusion about Trump policy discussed. [SPICER - says we could take action if there is barrel of gas bombing.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The polling on US air strikes in Syria cited. Live discussion held with CNN's retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks, Matt Lewis, ex-representative Jack Kingston, Ryan Lizza, Kirsten Powers, Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord & Brian Fallon about Syria policy. [LIZZA, KINGSTON, LEWIS, MARKS, POWERS, LORD, FALLON - offer views on barrel bombs, how Assad escalates by adding gas to barrels, defend an unclear policy, the message sent, what is the "Trump doctrine," President Nixon's "mad man" theory, President Ronald Reagan's bombing of Libya, how there actually was no surprise in the air strike, what is the goal in US policy in Syria.] Other material: [SPICER - says the use of chemical weapons is a clear danger to the US.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Zeleny, Jeff

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