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Monday, June 29, 2009

From Iraq to Afghanistan

Today is the day that Iraq takes over the running of the war... not that American troops are coming home: 130,000 will remain on bases in Iraq, to render assistance in a supporting role as the Iraqi army and police forces try to maintain control of the cities. Other troops will be heading to Afghanistan, to beef up our presence there.

On Saturday's edition of The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer spoke with Michael Ware about what is coming next for Iraq. The conversation was recorded Friday:


Today on NewsRoom, TJ Holmes ran a report from Atia Abawi that looks at what American troops are doing in Afghanistan, and then spoke with Atia afterwards:


Later, Ali Velshi (filling in for Rick Sanchez) spoke with both Michael and Atia:


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I've had several requests to cross post these clips from yesterday, so here they are... during the early Sunday programs (NewsRoom and Sunday Morning), Betty Nguyen spoke with Michael Ware three times about the coming drawback of troops. Baghdad is currently coping with a massive sandstorm, and at the end of each clip, Betty and Michael had some fun with the weather discussions. Since we so rarely get to see Michael's playful side, it was a rare treat to see him laughing and goofing around a bit. Enjoy.




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Where in the World...?

MONDAY: Michael Ware is in Baghdad. Don Lemon was in for Heidi Collins; Ali Velshi was in for Rick Sanchez (above); John Roberts was in for Anderson Cooper.

TUESDAY: David Mattingly was in Columbia, South Carolina. Ali was in for Rick; Campbell Brown was in for Anderson.

WEDNESDAY: Reza Sayah was in Atlanta (having left Tehran, where he had been under virtual house arrest); Anderson hosted AC360 from Paris. Ali was in for Rick.

THURSDAY: Anderson co-hosted with Campbell during her program to cover the death of Michael Jackson; AC360 was two hours to continue coverage. Ali was in for Rick; Kitty Pilgrim was in for Lou Dobbs.

FRIDAY: Don was in Los Angeles; Sanjay Gupta was in Charleston, South Carolina. TJ Holmes was in for John; Carol Costello was in for Kiran Chetry; Betty Nguyen was in for Kyra Phillips; Ali was in for Rick; Kitty was in for Lou.

SATURDAY: Susan Roesgen was in Los Angeles.

SUNDAY: Karl Penhaul was in Atlanta; Don was on the red carpet at the BET awards.

It was certainly one heck of a week.

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Anonymous said...

Cool. I wonder if Ware will make Infomania
this week. Those are definitely classic clips.

MWmcFan said...

Excellent post, thank you so much Cyn for all your hard work getting all those clips up and sharing the latest international news.

Delie said...

Thank you, Cyn. After all the Michael Jackson coverage, it's good to see some International news.