This program is 30 minutes long
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) A delay in the release of a videotape of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden and the crash of an American B-1 bomber in the Indian Ocean reported.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(Kandahar, Afghanistan: Christiane Amanpour) The latest developments in the military campaign in Afghanistan reviewed; details given about the continuing assault on Al Qaeda forces at Tora Bora and preparations for US forces to move from Camp Rhino to the airport at Kandahar; scenes shown from near Tora Bora. Political moves by the interim government updated. The possible whereabouts of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden discussed. Studio: Wolf Blitzer) More about the war on terror on “Live from Afghanistan with Christiane Amanpour” noted.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The crash of an American B-1 bomber near Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean featured; details given about the rescue of the crew. [Voice of US Air Force, B-1B Pilot Capt. William STEELE†- says the plane had multiple malfunctions and was out of control.] [Voice of KC-10 Pilot Maj. Brandon NUGENT†- says he saw Steele shoot a flare.] [Voice of USS Russell Commanding Officer Cmdr. Hank MIRANDA†- talks about recovering the pilots.] [Voice of US Navy Lt. Dan MANETZKE†- says the rescuers and the crew were happy to see each other.] The efforts of Pentagon officials to ensure correct translation of the bin Laden videotape discussed. [Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria CLARKE†- says the quality of the tape is poor; states we are striving for an accurate translation.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with Representative Saxby Chambliss†, counterterrorism expert Larry Johnson†, and political psychologist Jerrold Post† about the videotape of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden. [CHAMBLISS - says the tape will erase all doubts that bin Laden is responsible for the September 11 attacks; comments on the quality of the tape; talks about speculation that some of the terrorists did not know they were on a suicide mission; expresses concern for the safety of those who found the tape; states any material that glorifies bin Laden should not be released.] [JOHNSON – says there will always be skeptics; calls bin Laden a loser; cites reasons the tape is probably not a set-up; comments on protecting the source.] [POST - says watching bin Laden laugh about the attacks will shake the faith of the ambivalent; says bin Laden deprived the hijackers who did not know they were on a suicide mission a chance for religious anointment; comments on bin Laden’s exaltation of innocent casualties.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion continued with Representative Saxby Chambliss†, counterterrorism expert Larry Johnson† and political psychologist Jerrold Post† about the indictment of Zacarias Moussaoui in connection with the September 11 attacks and the effect that the death of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden could have on Al Qaeda. [On tape, Senator Joe LIEBERMAN - expresses concerns about trying Moussaoui in federal court.] [CHAMBLISS - says Moussaoui is not a US citizen and should be the first to be tried in a military tribunal.] [JOHNSON - says the case against Moussaoui can be made without using classified sources.] [POST - says most terrorist groups die when the leader is killed, but the end of bin Laden is not the end of Al Qaeda; comments on the organization of Al Qaeda, with Ayman al-Zawahiri heading daily operations.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The arrests in Los Angeles of Jewish Defense League members Irv Rubin† and Earl Krugel†† for planning to blow up a mosque and the office of Arab-American Representative Darrell Issa††; more Middle East violence after the ambush on an Israeli bus by Palestinian gunmen and the funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for American Airlines pilot Charles Burlingame, whose plane hit the Pentagon during the September 11 attack on America, reported; scenes shown.