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War on Terror / Al Qaeda / Elliott Interview #727586

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 02, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kelli Arena) The question of where Al Qaeda now stands examined; details given of evidence that the terror group is targeting US interest in Pakistan & Saudi Arabia & that it is building up its ranks. [President BUSH - says we will flush Al Qaeda & bring them to justice.] [FBI director Robert MUELLER†- says Al Qaeda recruiters in the US are being pursued.] [Terrorism expert Ken KATZMAN†- says Al Qaeda is under less pressure.] Bush's statement about the Al Qaeda senior leadership discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Time" magazine editor-at-large Michael Elliott about Al Qaeda. [In studio, ELLIOTT - says Bush expressed confidence about the war against terrorism; speculates on whether the Shiite community in Iraq is recruitable to the ranks of Islamic terrorism; explains why Indonesia & western Europe are areas where Al Qaeda can grow.]

Brown, Aaron;
Arena, Kelli

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