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Bush / State of the Union / A Discussion #884084

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 28, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(White House: Ed Henry) President Bush's State of the Union address that focused on the economy and the war in Iraq reviewed; inset scenes shown of Bush.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Gloria Borger, David Gergen and Jeffrey Toobin about Bush's speech. [KING - compares Bush's first speech in 2001 to this one in 2008; states Bush made a direct blow to the Democrats about the surge in Iraq.] [BORGER - explains what Bush said about the stimulus package and his call to Congress for quick passage; notes the response of the camp of Senator Barack Obama; indicates Bush just repeated what he has been saying about Iran and Iraq.] [GERGEN - says it is politically popular to focus on earmarks; notes it was a "modest speech" not indicating Bush has come to grips with the recession; assesses Bush's view of Iran.] [TOOBIN - comments on the security issues; indicates the policy re: Iran has changed recently.] Address material: [BUSH - speaks about economic growth; talks about the surge making Al Qaeda go on the run in Iraq; states America will defend our vital interest in the Persian Gulf.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Henry, Ed

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