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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion continued with Intelligence Committee vice chairman Senator Richard Shelby†, former NATO Supreme Commander retired Gen. Wesley Clark† and Johns Hopkins University Eliot Cohen† about when and whether to release the recently discovered videotape of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden and possible reactions in the Arab world. [SHELBY - says the tape should be released because it is a “smoking gun”; calls bin Laden's gloating over September 11 damnable; defends the administration’s refusal to release earlier bin Laden tapes; praises the Pentagon leadership.] [COHEN - says the release of the tape will not make a difference for those who do not believe the US; states Americans need to understand what we’re dealing with; agrees that strong leadership makes things easier for the troops and generals.] [CLARK - says the administration knows the video release will be controversial; states we’re dealing with a war of ideas; praises the leadership of the US military in Afghanistan.]
- Blitzer, Wolf
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