CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 06, 2007
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(Islamabad: Zain Verjee) The tension in nuclear-armed Pakistan featured; scenes shown of the mass protests and mass arrests. [Voice of lawyer in hiding Ayesha Tammy HAQ- comments.] [Former Prime Minister Benazir BHUTTO- says we ended up in martial law.] [Center for International and Strategic Studies Arnaud De BORCHGRAVE- calls it the most dangerous crisis in the world since Pakistan is spinning out of control.] The extent of the lawyer-led demonstrations in Pakistan discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Washington: Joe Johns) Keeping Them Honest report on how Pakistan is spending US-given aid presented; statistics on US funding for Pakistan's role in the war on terror cited. [Center for International and Strategic Studies Rick BARTON- cites the amount going directly to the Pakistani military; calls it a handshake deal.] [Pakistani ambassador to US Mahmud Ali DURANI- cites Pakistan's accountability.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - questions where the money goes.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen and "Newsweek International" editor Fareed Zakaria about Pakistan. [BERGEN - says there is a dropoff in advances against the Taliban so the money to Pakistan is less helpful; states no one knows what happens next and that Musharraf believes he can save the country.] [ZAKARIA - says the US is trapped in the war on terrorism: that it needs the help of the Pakistan military; states Pakistan likes a weak Afghanistan so they only do so much against the Taliban; suggests there will be a negotiated succession.]