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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Photos shown of Senator Barack Obama with multinational forces-Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq. Breaking news on the statement from Senator Barack Obama about Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's wish for an "aspirational timeline" for the redeployment of combat troops in Iraq and what Obama said about the surge and the Sunni awakening noted; Obama statements quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Gloria Borger and Peter Bergen about Iraq. [From Boston, GERGEN - comments on the Iraqi shift that bolsters Obama's position, but Obama erred in making a statement that could be considered meddling; states Senator John McCain has been put on the defensive.] [BORGER - suggests Obama may have crossed the line; comments on Maliki's action done for internal reasons.] [From Washington, BERGEN - comments on the surge strategy, problems with the Al Qaeda strategy in Iraq and other factors beyond just the surge that have led to less violence.]
- Cooper, Anderson
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