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Bush / State of the Union / Berger, Gergen Interview #720471

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 27, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The background to tomorrow's State of the Union outlined.

(Studio: Aaron Brown; White House: John King) Intelligence evidence that Iraq is moving & concealing weapons of mass destruction that may be made public, what President Bush needs to accomplish in his address & the reaction to declining public opinion poll numbers discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former national security adviser Samuel Berger†† & former White House adviser David Gergen about Bush & Iraq. [From Washington, BERGER - says the people want the president to make the case that the threat from Iraq is real, how we will build a coalition & how the war on terrorism would be affected; states Bush will be speaking to three audiences: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the international audience & the American people.] [From Boston, GERGEN - says the word is Bush will speak about the economy & then Iraq; states Bush has to explain why he is so personally bent on war & make a serious effort to bring the allies along; explains why Bush is losing control of the debate & international support.]

Brown, Aaron;
King, John

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