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(Washington: Peter Bergen) The US fear that Pakistan will become a lawless base for extremists like Afghanistan had become examined; details given about how the Taliban and Al Qaeda have been rebuilding in Pakistan. [BUSH - defends Musharraf.] [Analyst Stephen COHEN - says the cooperation in the war on terrorism has been mediocre at best; notes no Pakistani leader could have delivered all the US wanted.]
(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with "No God But God" author Reza Aslan and terrorism analyst Bergen about Pakistan; inset scenes shown of unrest in Pakistan. [BERGEN - outlines the risk in Musharraf's strategy and what the US can do.] [ASLAN - opposes supporting the dictatorial regime of Musharraf at the expense of democracy, which could lead to a situation like Iran in 1978; outlines the three choices now for Musharraf; comments on the lack of a strong opposition to Musharraf and the lack of real popularity for Bhutto, whose tenure saw widespread corruption.]
(Studio: John King) The raw data on Pakistan's military reviewed.
(Des Moines: Tom Foreman) The two reasons why the troubles in Pakistan are also America's troubles examined; details given about the border with Afghanistan from which the Taliban and Al Qaeda are launching a comeback and attacking both governments and that Pakistan has nuclear weapons; map shown of the sites of nuclear facilities.
(Studio: John King) Live discussion continued with "No God But God" author Reza Aslan and terrorism analyst Bergen about Pakistan. [ASLAN - says the military goes far beyond President Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan.] [BERGEN - assesses the threat of nuclear material available in Pakistan.]
(Studio: John King) Live telephone interview held with journalist Beena Sarwar about the uncertainty in Pakistan; inset scenes of chaos and violence shown. [SARWAR - says there are rumors about what is going on inside the country; outlines what the people are hearing from Musharraf with the judicial arm of the government being dismissed.]
(Atlanta: Erica Hill) The reaction of talk show host Oprah Winfrey to the sex scandal at her school for girls in South Africa examine; details given about the abuse charges against a school matron. [WINFREY - talks about the dream, how she was stunned about the charges, about what she told the girls about breaking the silence; promise her school will become a model for the world.]
(Des Moines: Tom Foreman) The campaigning in Iowa by Democrat Senator Joseph Biden; President Bush's meeting with Turkey's prime minister about the PPK Kurds; questions about the campaigns of Fred Thompson and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the fund-raising blitz by Representative Ron Paul reported. [BIDEN - says he does not want to be vice president.] [Drake University student Kate BAIER- predicts Senator John McCain and Biden will surprise.] [White House press secretary Dana PERINO- calls the PPK terrorists.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The new terror warning in Britain; the rise of gasoline prices due to high oil prices; the strike by movie and TV writers over money in new media and the signing of Joe Torre as baseball manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers reported.