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Iraq War / Success or Failure‡ / McCain / A Discussion #888098

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 2008
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(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) A suicide car bombing in Karbala, Iraq, reported; details given from a CNN poll on who {Senator Barack Obama or Senator Hillary Clinton or Senator John McCain versus either Democrat} would do a better job of handling the war in Iraq cited.

(Baghdad: John King) McCain and the war examined; Pentagon video of his visit to Baghdad shown; details given about the security issue. [In Baghdad, NcCAIN - outlines the problems needing to be dealt with; talks about the neighborhoods of Baghdad.] The biggest obstacle for McCain in his presidential election campaign re: the war in Iraq discussed.

(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) The exchanges between Clinton and Obama over the war noted. [CLINTON - criticizes Obama on the war.] [OBAMA - responds.]

(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen, Michael Ware and Gloria Borger about Iraq. [BERGEN - says Al Qaeda wants to change American foreign policy in the Middle East and is not concerned about who wins the presidential election.] [From Baghdad, WARE - speaks about the surge: how violence is currently down, but many still are dying, how the cutting of deals has brought the success by setting up Shiite and Sunni enclaves; states American can not just walk away from Iraq, which it broke.] [From Washington, BORGER - says it is difficult for McCain re: his consistent support for the war.]

O'Brien, Soledad;
King, John

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