John Roberts replays the Ramadi footage shown last night and then talks to Mick about it. This is just the interview portion.
John Roberts asks Mick whether the Iraqi people think it's time for us to get out of Iraq. (Ya think?!)
Mick tells Lou about the latest proof that Iran is providing weapons to Iraqi insurgents.
Mick talks to Wolf about the new tape/threat from al-Qaeda in Iraq, as well as the likelihood of the violence decreasing next year. (Not bloody likely...)
Mick speaks with Jim Clancy about the latest in the Ramadan offensive: a call from al Qaeda in Iraq leader al-Masri for his followers to kidnap Westerners.
Incredible footage from an embed in Ramadi... the closest most of will ever come to being under fire. I honestly don't know how these Marines cope with this, day in and day out, yet they consider it just doing their job. Michael's admiration of (and concern for) these guys comes through in all his work, but this piece is special.
Mick talks to Paula about the Ramadan offensive and the poll that shows most Iraqis want the Americans to leave.
Mick does a brief recap of the recent tribal treaty in Al Anbar province.
Mick talks to Wolf about the current state of affairs in Iraq and some of the plotting going on.
Anderson talks to Mick and Peter Bergen about the real situation on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.
...Anderson, with Peter Bergen...
Mick talks to Wolf...
Mick files a piece for Lou about the report.
Mick talks to Soledad and Miles about the 2004 intelligence report that was leaked to the Washington Post last week.
Length: 1:40 / 0:34 / 3:34 / 2:26 / 1:45
Anderson talks to Michael about the situation with the death squads.
Michael talks with Wolf about the realities of life in Baghdad.
A second replay of the al Qaeda piece (with the best, least intrusive graphics) followed by a live interview with Jim Clancy. Again, the first clip is the entire thing, the second is just the interview.
Length: 7:03 / 2:20
A replay of the lengthy piece shown on AC360 last night, followed by a new live interview with Heidi Collins. The first clip is the full thing, the second is the interview only.
Length: 6:40 / 2:27
Michael's been out talking to The Bad Guys, and gives us some insite into the mind of the enemy.
(Whoever subtitled the al Qaeda tape made a notable error, though. The guy says, "Just to let you know that we love to die as you love to live." BIG difference.)
Michael speaks with Soledad O'Brien, disputing President Bush's claim that he (the Pres) gets information on the situation in Iraq from people who are experiencing the real situation in Baghdad.
Michael does a short clip for Lou Dobbs regarding the worsening situation in Iraq.
Miles O'Brien talks to Michael about the torture victims. (You know, there are just some things that should automatically revoke your membership card in the human race. Using power tools to torture people is definitely one of them.)
Anderson and Mick discuss the violence, the torture, the insanity. Prepare to be horrified, again, by the crazy people.
Wolf asks Michael about the expected increase in violence during the month of Ramadan, which starts in about a week.
Lou Dobbs shows a short recorded clip of Michael recapping today's violence in Iraq.
Mick talks to Jim Clancy about the announcement by twenty tribes that they are uniting against al-Qaeda.
Miles O'Brien talks to Mick about the latest uptick in violence -- Kirkuk saw coordinated suicide bombs today -- and other concerns, especially the expected surge in attacks during Ramadan.
(The headline refers to the trench-around-Baghdad idea that was floated over the weekend. As his grin indicates, that probably wasn't the "F" word he would have liked to use...)
Michael is part of a panel discussion -- along with Barbara Starr and Maj. Gen. Don Shepperd -- summing up the Iraq situation.
John Roberts, filling in for Anderson, talks to Michael about the big trench idea.
Mick speaks with Wolf about the Baghdad vs. al-Anbar prioritizing and why it is a short-sighted plan. Wolf also asks him about the reason for all the torture and mutilations by the sectarian groups -- it's all to piss off the other side and get things riled up. (Just when you thought the human race couldn't get any more screwed up...)
Mick talks to John Roberts about today's events in Baghdad.
Mick talks to Wolf about today's embed, including how the locals reacted to the push by American troops into al-Sadr's territory. (Okay, maybe it wasn't meant as a death threat as much as a warning...)
More from Camp Liberty about today's action.
Michael reports from another embed -- this time, he's joining the soldiers in Baghdad during their first push inside Muqtada al-Sadr's turf.
Five clips from American Morning, with Michael discussing al-Anbar with Miles and Soledad. (They also later ran the prepared piece from AC360 last night... I think by hour four Mick had finally decided to get some sleep!)
Length: 4:15 / 0:29 / 3:30 / 6:32 / 2:23
Anderson (in Afghanistan) runs a piece Mick prepared about the situation in al-Anbar, followed by a very brief discussion of the situation.
Why the big disconnect between the troops on the ground and the politicians running the war? Mick and Lou reach some sad conclusions.
Mick talks to Wolf about the Postreport on the situation in al-Anbar.
A short recorded piece regarding the al-Anbar controversy.
Mick has a discussion with Jim Clancy regarding what can be done in Ramadi.
Mick speaks with Heidi Collins about the situation in Ramadi and al-Anbar province.
Mick talks to Miles O’Brien about the Washington Post report regarding the lack of troops in al-Anbar province, where al-Qaeda in Iraq currently is basing its operations and growing stronger by the day.
Michael and Wolf discuss the current military and political situation in Iraq, especially in al-Anbar province, where al-Qaeda is currently basing operations and building strength.
Michael talks to Lou Dobbs about the still-increasing violence in Iraq and the fact that our troops are still badly outnumbered.
Mick (back in Baghdad) discusses the most recent increase in violence with Anderson (who is in Kabul.) Anderson is in Afghanistan in preparation for the 9/11 anniversary next week and covered a car bombing this morning -- such bombings are rare in Afghanistan, but the Taliban fighters seem to be studying al-Qaeda methods.
Mick reports again from Ramadi, still embedded with Marines there.
Mick phones in from Ramadi and describes the conditions that American troops are dealing with -- hot meals, showers, and sleep are rare commodities in the small forward bases they are establishing inside the heartland of al-Qaeda.
Mick, still in Ramadi, marks a grim milestone: the number of American deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq has now surpassed those from the 9/11 attacks.