This program is 28 minutes long
(Kabul: Martha Raddatz) The day US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus took on command of the war in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from Kabul of Petraeus rehearsing for the day's ceremonies; details given about the challenges in the war after a deadly June & the surge of allied forces. [PETRAEUS - says we have arrived at a critical moment & will safeguard the Afghan people.] The surprise of Petraeus speaking about victory today, how he needs to reassure the Afghans & the Americn public & what victory here means discussed.
(Studio: Dan Harris) President Obama's deadline in 2011 to pull out troops noted. [Senators John McCAIN, Lindsey GRAHAM- offer views on a July 2011 deadline.]
(Buras, Louisiana: Matt Gutman) Concerns about BP's ability to handle the staggering costs of the oil spill operation featured; scenes shown of the oil rig area, of the large skimmer "A Whale" that is being tested, a cleanup crew in the marshes where there is a black sludge & from the beaches; details given of BP's demand that two minority partners pitch in with millions. [Orange Beach Mayor Tony KENNON, Assembly of God pastor Dan BROWN- offer views.]
(Washington: David Kerley) The controversy over Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele's comments about the war in Afghanistan examined; Steele's YouTube video about it being a war of President Obama's choosing played; details given about Republican anger. [On CBS, Senator Lindsey GRAHAM; on "This Week," Senator John McCAIN; on Fox, Senator Jim DeMINT, contributor Bill KRISTOL- criticize Steele.] [Former Bush foreign policy advisor Dan SENOR- calls it indefensible.] Steele's prior missteps recalled & quoted. [March 1, 2009, STEELE - criticizes radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.]
(New York: Stephanie Sy) How some of the annual fireworks shows in cities across the nation are being funded featured; scenes shown from Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, where the July 4th fireworks show was almost cancelled, new citizens being sworn in & of fireworks. [Resident Dave MINNICK, fundraiser Liam McGUIGAN, Mayor Bob FROST; Clayton North Carolina, Mayor Jody McLEOD- comment on the town's festivities.]