This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) All the angles on the war in Iraq & politics introduced.
(Capitol: Dana Bash) The action by the Democrats to pressure President Bush in Iraq examined. [Senator Carl LEVIN - says we should pressure the White House for a phased re-deployment from Iraq; states it is up to the Iraqi leadership as to what they want for Iraq.] Statement from Senator Lindsey Graham in opposition to withdrawing troops quoted. [Senator Harry REID - reiterates we must start re-deploying troops.] Representative Nancy Pelosi's backing of Representative John Murtha over Steny Hoyer to be her number in the House noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Senator John McCain's call for expanding the troops in Iraq noted.
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The boots & ballots issue for 2008 examined. [On "Meet the Press," McCAIN - asks for troops to salvage this.] [Republican analyst Bay BUCHANAN, former McCain adviser Dan SCHNUR- comment on McCain's view.] The conditions under which McCain might change his view by 2008 discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Baghdad: Michael Ware) The reasons why Shiite militias in Iraq have not been disbanded by the Iraqi government discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" on US forces deployed in Iraq over the last three years outlined on screen.
[White House press secretary Tony SNOW - reacts to a question about a phased pullout from Iraq.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A discussion on politics & Iraq introduced.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Candy Crowley) Senator John McCain's view on the war as he begins his run for the presidency, what the Democrats can do about Iraq, the fine line about getting out now or getting out responsibly discussed/
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: John King) Maverick McCain's position on the need for troops in Iraq discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Discussion views from "Newsweek" editor Marcus Mabry presented. [MABRY - says there will be a drawdown in Iraq by 2008, so McCain will be well positioned with his view on troops; comments on "buyer remorse" by the American voter.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The possible field for the presidential election campaign of '08 introduced.
(Washington: Bill Schneider) The market for outsiders who can promise change in 2008 examined; details given about former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Senator John McCain, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich & Mitt Romney, several Democrats, including Senator John Kerry, former Vice President Al Gore, Senators Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama. [On "Meet the Press," McCAIN; CLINTON, OBAMA - speak out.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Schneider & former presidential adviser David Gergen about politics. [GERGEN - assesses Giuliani's leadership after September 11 & his lack of a vision about the future; says Romney has advanced to the front tier; notes how Giuliani has been well received, but is unknown on other issues; comments on candidates with charisma.] [SCHNEIDER - explains what Romney has done; says Giuliani has the image as an outsider while Clinton comes with baggage.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Washington: John King) The fingerprints of former President George Bush on the presidency of President Bush examined; photos of Bush 41 & Bush 43 & of bigwigs who served under 41 shown; details given about the relationship between Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of State James Baker & former CIA director/Secretary of Defense-designate Robert Gates. [Bush adviser Mary MATALIN- says nobody knows about the conversations between the father & the son.] [White House press secretary Tony SNOW - says people are not being brought in to save the president.] [Former Bush 41 political director Ron KAUFMAN- says they are two different men.] [President BUSH, former President George BUSH - comment.] What is happening with the Iraq study group report that was mandated by Congress & the links of panel members to 41 discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A "Keeping Them Honest" report on Iraq introduced.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The categorization of military service injuries that downplays the casualty numbers in the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan examined; statistics cited. [USS Kitty Hawk electrician Robert RODER- describes his shipboard accident; wonders why he was not considered combat-related.] [Globalsecurity.org John PIKE- says the Defense Department decided it was a "bad news story."] [Neurosurgeon Dr. Gene BOLLES- talks about the true ways war effects people.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas: Sanjay Gupta) The precise time frame for saving the wounded in Iraq featured; scenes shown of combat medics treating the wounded, the patient evacuation & medic training, including medic packs & working conditions; details given of research on suspended animation to lengthen the "golden hour" of care & to regenerate body parts. [Army combat medica training Capt. Brian KRUSTCHINSKY- outlines the goal of getting the wounded to surgical care within one hour.] [Army Inst. of Surgical Research Col. John HOLCOMB- cites the importance of training on all five levels of care.] [TRAINER - comments on what can be done in 16 weeks.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Upcoming item noted.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The gathering in Washington, DC, for the ground-breaking ceremonies for the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial; the use of a rare stamp by a Floridian mailing in his ballot; FDA's new warning on the flu drug Tamiflu; Stock Market Report reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Atlanta: Randi Kaye) A YouTube video of a chimpanzee giving the news in Japan presented; scenes shown.