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Terrorism / Secret Prisons / A Discussion / Politics #838138

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 06, 2006
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(Studio: John Roberts) All the angles on President Bush's speech about American secret prisons introduced.

(White House: Ed Henry) Bush's acknowledgement of the existence of secret prisons for terrorists examined; photos shown of some of the prisoners; details given about his proposed legislation so these detainees can be prosecuted. [BUSH - says this program helped us take potential mass murderers off the street; states the military commissions will provide justice, that the US does not torture & the program prevented another attack against the homeland.] [Representative Jane HARMAN - says the president's timing is suspicious.] Bush's fourth speech on terror tomorrow previewed.

(Studio: John Roberts) Findings of a new CNN poll on the view of terrorism cited. Taped interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen & "Newsweek"'s Joe Klein about the president's speech. [GERGEN - assesses the politics of the speech today & the clever aim of pressuring Congress on the eve of the anniversary of September 11; predicts it will be harder to put the Democrats on the defensive; examines the administration's approach to the war on terror as opposed to the war in Iraq.] [In studio, KLEIN - says Bush wants to get the Democrats on the record; states there will still be separate CIA techniques as the legislative battle nears.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Washington: Candy Crowley) The problems for Republicans running for election this fall & being linked to Bush & the war in Iraq examined. [Senator Charles SCHUMER†- criticizes Bush & DeWine.] ["The Cook Political Report" Jennifer DUFFY†, Representative Sherrod BROWN†, University of Akron professor John GREEN†- offer views on the politics of the war.] [DeWINE, former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - campaign.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Roundtable discussion introduced.

(Studio: John Roberts, Candy Crowley) How Bush's series of speeches are aimed at Republican voters & the public's support to keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay open discussed.

(Studio: John Roberts; Washington: Bill Schneider) The political impact of the American disillusionment with the war in Iraq & the aim of Bush of refocusing the agenda on terrorism & not the bad news coming from the war in Iraq discussed; CNN poll cited.

(Studio: John Roberts; Washington: Ed Henry) Bush's aim of getting conservatives to come home & not stay home for the elections & the next phase in the Republican election campaign discussed.

(Studio: John Roberts) The "raw data" on life at the military prison known as Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay outlined on screen.

Roberts, John;
Henry, Ed;
Crowley, Candy;
Schneider, Bill

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