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Scotland / Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing / Megrahi #953032

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 2009
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) President Obama's reaction to the triumphant reception in Libya for Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Ali al-Megrahi featured; scenes shown of Megrahi leaving the plane; details given of criticism of Obama for shaking hands with unsavory world leaders. [OBAMA – says the hero’s welcome was highly objectionable.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says the images were outrageous and disgusting.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Reginald DALE†, national security analyst Juan ZARATE†- comment on the danger of Obama looking weak.] [Bombing victim’s mother Susan COHEN†- says the release is shameful.] Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi’s trip to the US next month noted.

Mitchell, Russ;
Plante, Bill

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