CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009
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(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & Michael Ware & Time.com intelligence analyst Bob Barr about the "New York Times" story that Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai's brother, who is a drug lord, was on the CIA payroll & about US Afghan policy. [GERGEN, WARE - comment on other payoffs to drug lords & why we are in Afghanistan.] [BARR - responds to a question about the impact of this news on President Karzai, who will be tainted by this even if he wins the runoff election.] [WARE - talks about a reconciliation program with the Taliban & buying off the tribes.] [GERGEN - says the Karzai brothers are corrupt & the CIA has been buying their way out of the problem as part of the dark underbelly of international politics.] [WARE - outlines the problems for the US in Afghanistan.] [GERGEN - outlines areas that need to be protected.]
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