Leon Panetta has served as Defense Secretary, CIA Director and White House Chief of Staff. In his new book "Worthy Fights," he criticizes President Obama on several fronts including the decision to pull all U.S. combat troops from Iraq. That issue triggered a heated debate between two former White House Press Secretaries, Jay Carney and Ari Fleischer.
What do you think? Watch Gloria Borger's interview with Leon Panetta.
Before news of Gov. Chris Christie's bridge gridlock scandal broke, there were plenty of polls that showed him with the potential to be the next U.S. president. There are many Republicans who don't want that to change. Anderson discussed Christie's handling of the crisis with Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, CNN Political Commentator Paul Begala, and U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm of New York.
Massive protests are planned in Egypt, a day after more than 580 Egyptians died in fierce fighting. Witnesses say many of those killed today were shot by Egyptian security forces firing live ammunition at protest camps. At the same time Islamist demonstrators attacked churches and called for a Muslim state in Egypt. Anderson takes a closer look at today's violence and what we can expect tomorrow. He spoke with CNN's Arwa Damon in Cairo, Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy, Arab affairs analyst Robin Wright, and Daily Beast correspondent Peter Beinart.
Some Western businesses are evaluating where their products are made after more than 500 people died in the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Thousands more were rescued from the debris of the crumbled building. Workers are still sorting through the wreckage and uncovering more deceased workers with each layer of concrete in the nine-story building.
Anderson Cooper talked about the incident and the repercussions with Christiane Amanpour, Ari Fleischer, Jeffrey Toobin and Amy Holmes in a special edition of AC360. The bottom line is that cheap clothing sold in the U.S. can mean unsafe conditions with little compensation for laborers abroad.
Amanpour, who interviewed the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on her CNNI show, says corruption is rampant."This factory was basically a land grab by a well-connected guy who then built more floors," she says. "It goes to the heart of the fact there's no organized labor there. All of us in the West, we like really cheap fashion and this is what's happening."
Col. Morris Davis, who resigned from his position at Guantánamo in protest, says there's no upside to leaving the facility open. Christiane Amanpour, Jeffrey Toobin, Ari Fleischer and Amy Holmes weigh in on what should happen to the detainees imprisoned at Gitmo.
Ari Fleischer and Paul Begala discuss the likely topics for the upcoming presidential debate focusing on foreign policy.
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