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The War Room (Chambliss, Johnson, Post Interviews-Part I) #724348

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 12, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with Representative Saxby Chambliss†, counterterrorism expert Larry Johnson†, and political psychologist Jerrold Post† about the videotape of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden. [CHAMBLISS - says the tape will erase all doubts that bin Laden is responsible for the September 11 attacks; comments on the quality of the tape; talks about speculation that some of the terrorists did not know they were on a suicide mission; expresses concern for the safety of those who found the tape; states any material that glorifies bin Laden should not be released.] [JOHNSON – says there will always be skeptics; calls bin Laden a loser; cites reasons the tape is probably not a set-up; comments on protecting the source.] [POST - says watching bin Laden laugh about the attacks will shake the faith of the ambivalent; says bin Laden deprived the hijackers who did not know they were on a suicide mission a chance for religious anointment; comments on bin Laden’s exaltation of innocent casualties.]

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