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August 13th, 2008
09:54 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 8/13/08

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And you’ll still be able to see Anderson and Erica on our live web camera from the 360° studio.

We’ll start posting comments to this blog at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET.


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  1. William

    Mccain should keep his mouth closed, and concern himself with running for president and not with matters he cannot do anything about. The tough talk express is ignited even more hatred from the Russians.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  2. Heather - Spokane, WA

    We just need to concentrate on one war and end it, and not make another war with another country.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  3. Hannah Storm

    oh man Erica we can hear you.....this is awesome!!!!!

    August 13, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar

    Jen Rose,
    Yes, Condoleezza Rice already send to Russia and Georgia,

    August 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  5. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    Russia is a beast with new found wealth and power–they're not going to listen to anybody.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  6. jackie Chino Hills, CA

    yeah....kathy's back...i love it hehe

    August 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  7. EJ (USA)

    Rev. Wright better stay his controversial butt home.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  8. Janna

    Is Putin looking for attention? hoping that an inclusion into the axis of evil may give him some respect or notoriety?

    August 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  9. Gerry

    Georgia should have never started this mess and McCain needs to keep his mouth shut-his rhetoric isn't helpful.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  10. Ed Martinez

    It appears that Russia wants to be the new Iraq for the upcoming new president. This could go either way, I hope it's an isolated act.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  11. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    We can not do anything because we invaded a country (Iraqi in case anyone has been asleep) for no reason so how can we help Georgia? Bush has really BAD relations in the European nations and more.
    HI Erica!

    August 13, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  12. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    I hope other US gov't officials and other countries can continue to stand up to Russia and try to convince them to stop invading Georgia. They may be tough to convince but we need to try.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  13. sylvia

    for Rice to stand there and say that in today's world Russia cant get away with invading a country and overthrowing their government... that just sounds a little weird...does anyone else see the hypocrisy in that statement

    August 13, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  14. Rick, New Jersey

    It's clear Russia knows we are weak now (thanks to Pres. Bush), all the troops tied down in Iraq/Afgan. and our economy broken. Nothing much we can do to stop them right now. It is a scary time right now but I think Russia is not ready for the "full meal deal" right now. They're just flexing their muscles while it's convenient. After the elections they will probably back down until they get a pulse on what new direction we are heading.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  15. Rose from Southern Calif

    HI Erica, looking good. How come the United Nation isn't doing something right now.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  16. Saera El Paso, TX

    Art, that's what I thought
    but now it seems like they're completely ignoreing the ceasefire

    August 13, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  17. Mike in Cali

    Art, it seems the govt of Georgia did something to
    supporters of Russia in their own country which is
    why most of the world was taken aback by the
    response.
    hi Erica

    August 13, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  18. William

    Russia is simply learning from the USA. If you have a hunch about something. Dont think, just shoot!

    August 13, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  19. Roweena D'Souza, Seattle

    yes, this looks more like powerplay... Russia wants to re-iterate that there are as powerful as the US!

    August 13, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  20. Rey

    I think Russia is coercing US to go to war?

    August 13, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  21. Tracey - Boston

    Georgia was trying to ease tensions with South Ossetia, whom wants to be part of Russia, Russia being big brother stepped in without talks...i beleive

    August 13, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  22. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Putin played Bush for a fool. I don't think that the timing of this conflict was a coincidence. Putin knows that Bush is a lame duck and the US cannot get into another war so he thinks that he can do whatever he wants.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  23. Andrew, Lafayette IN

    I like Condi. I think she'll work hard to fix the problem. Only good thing Bush has going for him.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Cindy

    There isn't much that the U.S. can do to make Russia stand down. We need them to help with Iran.

    Cindy...Ga.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  25. Megan Dresslar

    I hope that Rice will talk to Russia made peace, but not war.......

    August 13, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  26. jackie Chino Hills, CA

    man, this is supposed to be time where we kind of have peace and just battle out our differences through sport, i.e. the olympics

    August 13, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Pamina

    What can we really do about Russia? Will diplomacy stop them from continuing their aggression?

    August 13, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  28. James Wolobah

    Hi Anderson and everyone. Looks like Russia is not easily backing down without military threat.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Even if we didn't have the troops we did in Iraq and Afghanistan, it would be near impossible to militarily intervene. It would start WWIII. We would also need Europe to support us, and they are all talk.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Shannon

    Secretary Rice should be embarrassed by her policies and their disastrous consequences.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Ken in NC

    Good evening Anderson, Erica and all great bloggers. Going to be interesting tonight with Russia on the move.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  32. ericacnn

    hi, bloggers

    August 13, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Pam Prudil

    Good evening Anderson and Erica, looking forward to your show tonight. I don't think the Russia/Georgia problem will go away so easily. Too much corruption in Russia.
    As for the Olympics, the Chinese gymnasts do look very young, but I am getting older so they all look young to me.

    Pam Canada

    August 13, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Rose from Southern Calif

    Russia is not a country to mess around with, the people of Georgia need the international countries to help them.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Claire

    Hannah, there are two choices on the Live feeds. One for webcam and one for webcast.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  36. jackie Chino Hills, CA

    they should be different hannah.....one has no sound and you really can't see the rest of the program

    August 13, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Its very sad that Russia has not kept their side of the bargain, but is it really going to help if we are there telling them to back off?

    August 13, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  38. jen rose

    I'm wonder sending Condoleezza Rice to France and then Georgia, is the right person to send?

    August 13, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Art

    Didn't Georgia START this crisis by provoking Russia?

    August 13, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Jared

    Ever since reporters in Russia who questioned Putin were being found dead I knew what they were doing. Putin wants the Soviet Union back together. So far he's succeeding by muffling free speech and elections and has accomplished what the old regime did not, keeping the people happy. With people's support and trillions of dollars from their oil sales, there's nothing to stop Russia from doing what they want.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  41. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    Evidently Putin is as trustworthy as the Bush administration. What a surprise.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Shannon

    Our first clue that something was wrong with Russia was that Bush found them trustworthy.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Mike in Cali

    As always, dig the show.
    Do you think Russia will fulfill their
    agreement and play nice with the
    rest of the region?

    August 13, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Saera El Paso, TX

    hello everyone
    looks like Russia is going too far

    August 13, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar

    I agree with you, Cindy in Ga,
    Russia must stop a war, and must truce with Georgia

    August 13, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Hannah Storm

    is the webcast the same as the web cam because that is all I am getting

    August 13, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Shannon

    What could we ever do to stop Russia, we are too tied up fighting a war in Iraq without end. We are losing in Afghanistan. We would have to draft troops to really back up any Russian threat

    August 13, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Hi Anderson. Looks like the Russians are back with a vengence.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  49. Cindy

    Evening Anderson and Erica.

    I knew Russia wouldn't keep the truce with Georgia! I just wonder if anything can be done to stop them?

    Cindy...Ga.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Sounds like a busy night.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
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