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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Bush / Gergen Interview #835717

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 2006
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(Haifa: Anderson Cooper) The intensification of the fighting in Tyre, Lebanon updated.

(Washington: Bill Schneider) The new CNN poll on the public's view of how President Bush & Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are handling their jobs, about whom Americans sympathize with between Israel & Hizballah, the division over what Israel should do now, whether the US should send troops to the Middle East & about whether the US should re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba outlined on screen. [RICE - talks about her job.] [White House press secretary Tony SNOW - states a position on a cease-fire.]

(Haifa: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen about Bush & the poll numbers. [GERGEN - says Bush's numbers are holding despite the chaos in the Middle East; notes the perception around the world that the US is in a deep crisis on two fronts; expresses concern about the Middle East crisis affecting Iraq & that Hizballah is increasingly being equated with Lebanon thus causing a major problem for the international community in bringing peace to the region; notes Republican heavyweights are alarmed about US foreign policy.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Schneider, Bill

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