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Obama / Terrorism / Cheney Warning / A Discussion #920554

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009
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[In CNN interview, President OBAMA - comments on the need to recognize we have a war against some terrorist organizations.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The warning from former Vice President Dick Cheney about terrorism examined; excerpts from the interview played and outlined on screen in which he defended the program under the Patriot Act. [The Politico John HARRIS†- comments on what Cheney said.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Peter Bergen about what Cheney said about terrorism. [GERGEN - offers perspective on Cheney's view in defense of the Bush administration policies and the deep philosophical differences between the two parties; comments on President Obama's plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.] [BERGEN - outlines the useful parts of the Patriot Act, but it is open to question as to whether torture kept us safe; comments on his study on jihadist terrorist attacks after 9/11; comments on the Defense Department numbers on recidivism among those released from prison.] Other material: [In interview voce of CHENEY - defends what we did.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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