NR: "...it's accounting for more casualties than virtually any other threat that they face almost combined."
Don Lemon spent an hour discussing Afghanistan; Michael was on twice, first discussing the war in general and later talking about IEDs and their impact on the war.
AC: "You can't hang everything off having a viable Afghan government."
John King hosts a panel discussion about the upcoming decision on whether to go big in or get out of Afghanistan. The panel is Michael, David Gergen, and former Bushie Dan Senor who is now with the Council on Foreign Relations (and also Campbell Brown's husband, although they don't mention that.)
AC: "You either panic or you do something. And he chose to do something."
Michael interviews Chris Turner, who provided private security for the UN guest house in Kabul that was attacked by militants yesterday.
CB: "It's about putting it in the interests of tribes or commanders or individuals who have drifted over to the Taliban, simply to drift back."
Michael, Peter Bergen, and Michael Crowley of "The New Republic" discuss the Afghan problem and the possibility of putting local Talibs on the US payroll in order to take them out of the fight.
AC: "I would be more shocked if you weren't paying Karzai's brother."
John King fills in for Ancerson Cooper and has a panel discussion about today's bombings as well as The New York Times' article revealing that Harmid Karzai's brother (whom Michael reported on last month) is on the CIA's payroll. The panel is Michael, David Gergen, and former CIA agent Bob Baer, who now works for Time.
CB: "There's any number of wars currently under way in Afghanistan and Pakistan..."
Campbell Brown talks to Michael about the latest bombings in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
CNN.com: Analysis: Iraq not ready to face al Qaeda
By Michael Ware, CNN
October 28, 2009 -- Updated 1929 GMT (0329 HKT)
New York (CNN) -- The bombs that ripped through Baghdad on Sunday immediately brought more bloodshed -- and bode only of the promise of more to come.
Watch the clip, read the transcript...
CNN/I: International Desk: "We'll see this bombing campaign continue."
Michael discusses yesterday's truck bombings with Isha Sesay -- does the new government in Iraq have what it takes to stand up to al Qaeda?
CNN/I: World Report: "Five committed al Qaeda members can do untold damage."
One hour later, Michael talks with Jim Clancy about yesterday's bombings.
CNN/I: World Report: "Bombs will always get through."
Michael talks with Jonathan Mann about yesterday's twin suicide truck bombs that have killed more than 150 people in Baghdad.
CB: "Are you going to fight this war in all its manifestations -- guns and bullets, aid, roads, electricity, hospitals -- or are you not?"
Rick Sanchez fills in for Campbell Brown and hosts what he calls a "passionate discussion" with Christiane Amanpour and Michael about Afghanistan. There are a lot of opposing or overlapping views on the situation, and that includes between these two. (In fact, after the commercial, Rick says, "With Christiane and Michael Ware continuing their spirited debate behind me, let me tell you about something else...")
AC: "The Taliban, the tribes, the al Qaeda affiliates -- they own that region of Pakistan."
Yesterday afternoon Anderson Cooper sat down for an exclusive interview with the former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf, which was aired tonight on AC360. That was followed by a clip of former vice-president Dick Cheney criticizing President Obama for taking time to weigh the options as far as increasing the troop levels in Afghanistan. And after that, Anderson (apparently in LA) spoke with Michael (in NY) and Peter Bergen (presumably in DC) about all of it.
AC: "War doesn't wait for elections."
Anderson Cooper asks Michael about today's developments in the still-undecided Afghan elections and whether another vote in two weeks is even feasible. Anderson then has a discussion with Paul Begala and Kevin Madden, but comes back to Michael for the final word -- a point that Michael has been making for weeks now.
CB: "Fight or flight."
Michael (in NY), James Carville (in NOLA), and Gloria Borger (in DC) discuss what options President Obama really has in regards to Afghanistan.