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BUSH: We must never forget the lessons of September the 11th, 2001, a sobering reminder that oceans no longer can protect us from forces of evil who can’t stand what America stands for. (END VIDEO CLIP) BLITZER: A solemn vow from President Bush. Welcome back to “LATE EDITION.” Joining us now for some perspective on […]

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 Talking Points interview part 2

As promised, here is part two of our interview with al Qaida expert Peter Bergen. Bergen is the author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden, and interviewed bin Laden in person in 1997. He is currently a fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. (You can read […]

This evening we’re very pleased to run the first half of our interview with al Qaida expert Peter Bergen. Part two will run Friday afternoon. Bergen is the author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden, and interviewed bin Laden in person in 1997. He is currently a fellow at […]

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 Al Qaeda in Iraq: Special to Site

Ultimately what sold the war in Iraq to the American people was the widely held belief that al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein’s regime had entered into an unholy alliance. A poll released by the Pew Research Center just before the Iraq war showed that two out of three Americans believed Saddam “helped the terrorists in […]

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003 Review of Laqueur’s new book

In late April, two British middle-class men of Pakistani heritage walked into a busy jazz club near the U.S. Embassy in Israel on a suicide mission. One of the men had regularly attended meetings of al-Mahijiroun, a British Islamist group broadly sympathetic to the goals of al Qaeda. Once inside the club, the younger of the two succeeded in detonating a bomb, killing himself and three bystanders. The other man fled the scene.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 Al Qaeda in Iraq

CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen says, according to his sources, most fighters in Iraq are Saudis who entered from Syria.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Iraq is becoming a major “magnet” for al Qaeda terrorists, who now pose more of a threat than remnants of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party, two analysts said Tuesday after a truck bomb killed 17 at the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad.

Al Qaeda and IraqUltimately what sold the war in Iraq to the American people was the widely held belief that al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein’s regime had entered into an unholy alliance. A poll released by the Pew Research Center just before the Iraq war showed that two out of three Americans believed Saddam “helped […]

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 New Al Qaeda tape

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: New audiotape to tell you about tonight being played on Arab television. The speaker claims to be a spokesperson for al Qaeda. He says Osama bin Laden is alive and well and he calls on Muslims to fight U.S. forces in Iraq.

CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen joining us from Washington this evening to help us understand what is in the tape.

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 Arrest of Hambali

KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: Peter Bergen, also our expert on terrorism also joining us to talk about this pretty much of a coup for the United States, I guess you could say. Peter, there’s been so much focus on Iraq and the hunt for Saddam Hussein and loyalists to Saddam Hussein, now we see this key operative within al Qaeda being captured. What does it say about this war on terrorism, and handling, I guess, both countries and both sides of the terrorist front?

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 The War on terrorism, CNN panel

GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The war on terror continues. See, the enemies of freedom are not idle. And neither are we. This country will not rest. We will not tire. And we will not stop until this danger to civilization is removed.

ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR (voice-over): One month to the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and the White House finds itself waging a public relations war about the war against terror. Critics say the U.S. has turned its back on the anti-terror effort, focusing instead on Iraq and the hunt for Saddam Hussein.

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