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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Diplomacy / A Discussion #835432

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 2006
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(Israeli-Lebanon border: Anderson Cooper) The "war bulletin" on revised casualties from the Israeli air strike on Qana, Lebanon; the resumption of Israeli air strikes & Hizballah rocket fire & the status of the U.N. resolution on the Middle East crisis reviewed.

(Washington: John King) The complications in the Middle East diplomacy examined; details given of the criticism of President Bush's administration for lack of involvement in the region. [US Ambassador to U.N. John BOLTON†- says we are making progress.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - calls it the birth pangs of a new Middle East.] [Saudi foreign minister SAUD al-Faisal†- {thru translator} says we want the old Middle East.] [Stimson Center Ellen LAIPSON†- says US credibility in the region is low.] [Columbia University Ed LUCK†- comments on Bolton.] [Former national security adviser Samuel BERGER††- says the groundwork has not been laid.]

(Israeli-Lebanon border: Anderson Cooper; Washington: John King; Israeli-Lebanese border: John Roberts) The timetable for diplomacy & the need for an international force on the ground discussed.

(Israeli-Lebanon border: Anderson Cooper; Beirut: Michael Ware) The Israeli air strikes in Beirut as dawn rises discussed; scenes shown of smoke over the city.

(Israeli-Lebanon border: Anderson Cooper; Washington: John King) The timetable for getting a significant international force on the ground to stabilize the region after the U.N. resolution is agreed upon discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
King, John;
Roberts, John;
Ware, Michael

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