CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 2001
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(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Live interview continued with former assistant defense secretary Frank Gaffney†, retired US Army Gen. David Grange†, and former Special Operations & CIA officer Michael Vickers† about the hunt for Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden and the possibility of expanding the war against terrorism into Iraq; map shown of Afghan land under Northern Alliance control. [VICKERS – comments on the search for bin Laden; says we don’t want Iraq to get weapons of mass destruction.] [GAFFNEY - says the key is to keep bin Laden on the run; says the US should try political means to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein before using military force.] [GRANGE - says keeping pressure on bin Laden and Mullah Mohammed Omar will interfere with the operation of their terrorist network; says the US must wait to go after Saddam because the military is small and over-committed.]
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Preview of “Crossfire” by Robert Novak shown.