CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Gloria Borger, David Gergen and Peter Bergen about Obama's speech on Afghanistan. [In studio, ZAKARIA - comments on Obama's strategic rationale since the surge in Afghanistan; quotes his speech; states it is a movement to a counterterrorism strategy with the shift of International Security Assistance Force commander Gen. David Petraeus to the CIA to run it; comments on the role of the Pakistani military, which is riddled with Islamic extremists, in the future of Afghanistan.] [GERGEN - comments on the "Goldilocks strategy" and how Obama is winding down in Afghanistan.] [BORGER - says the president understands the public does not want to be in Afghanistan and he has done what he said he would do with the surge.] [BERGEN - says Obama recognized the presence of the Taliban.] Other material: [In speech, OBAMA - talks about the US as an anchor of global security.]
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