June 22nd, 2009
09:48 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 06/22/09

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Tonight on 360°, we'll have the latest details on the deadly subway collision in Washington, DC. At least six people have been killed.

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  1. Nader

    I can understand Obama not being as forceful to condemn Iranian government BUT what about Michelle Obama?? She should have at least taken a stand on the side of Iranian women, in particular condemning what the Iranian regime did to Neda!!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  2. Yasmin

    Face book has just put one of our Iranian friend's FB account on hold with a warning, who was sending us video updates and Not having heard from him we feared the worst...that is the only voice they have left...let them talk

    June 22, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  3. Dulcie - Denver

    Thank you Heather & Megan.

    Thanks to CNN for putting a less tragic face on Neda. What a beautiful, brave young woman. A very compelling face for the freedom of the Iranian people.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  4. mark from TAMPA

    Is the world going to show the Iranian people that protest without violence,and still believe in revolt,have no help from the worlds democracies,because they are not fighting for freedom?

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  5. Genevieve M, TX

    Markoff is a creepy and dangerous person. If he is indeed guilty, I hope he gets convicted and punished to the fullest extent of the law!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  6. Smith

    What is Metro doing about this? This is the second accident. It happened at Farragut North, too. The fires at several stations, the flood at L'Enfant Plaza... Metro should be using these situations to better its emergency preparedness. I see nothing different.

    What was the outcome of Metro's investigation with the Farragut North collision? That happened underground. Metro needs to become transparent and show the findings.

    My condolences to the families of the victims of the Metro rail collision.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree with David Gergen's comment, it is very dangerous violence in the street tonight... our pres. Obama can do his best to help Iran's people get their calm down..........

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  8. Aisha

    R.I.P Neda, May your soul rest in peace, my personal opinion regarding this issue is that U.S should stay out of this, if they were to get involved i believe there could be trouble, since Iran is in a very violent state! We can't expect anything peaceful from them yet.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  9. gail

    President Obama has been perfect on Iran . This is not Tienanmen Square. @David Gergen , he has offered his hand , but not to do the fighting for them. What you are saying is completely missing the point. The point being this should not be about the American President or America , but the Iranian people period. I think that David is completely wrong.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  10. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Is Anderson trying to go to Iran ? I'm grateful we live in a land of freddom .I feel so sad for the Iranian people 's dictatorship .

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  11. Jay

    Neda will never die. She was just re-born and live ever after....

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  12. Jasmine

    I think Obama is doing alright in managing so many topics. His strategies specifically may not resonate with everyone but we all have to admit, he's doing pretty well.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  13. Krasi

    I think people expect too much of President Obama. He doesn't have magic powers to make everything ok. Progress and improvement take time; they don't happen overnight.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  14. Jo R. San Jose

    Obama is taking exactly the right tone; he is not 'struggling.'

    Anyone who doubts where his support lies is not paying attention. And that includes journalists who are playing politics at this historic–and tragic–moment.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  15. starr formerly known as vincent


    Thank you for your remarks about Neda and you are right, of course, she still lives in all of us who despise the action of Iranian governaments.

    I was also touched by your post about candle lit ceremonies in her name- good for your city! Each, in our own way can honor Neda and the others who have died and been serisoulfy injured.

    RE: Pres. Obama: His tone is absolutely correct. Republicans need to remember that we do not run the world. Since we do not know what is going to happen he can only speak out on human rights. It is not an issue to play politics with.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  16. Janet W.

    An American wishing life, liberty and pursuit of happiness to the people of Iran. We admire you, and are inspired by your courage and desire for freedom. Your women - lionesses!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  17. Ali

    obama should reffer to Neda death in his next speach

    June 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  18. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    @Antonia Yeah for summer ! I'm glad for ti but so sad stories on Cnn news with train and Iran conflicts .

    June 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  19. mark from TAMPA

    Mark from Tampa.Will the American people understand the true revoulution going on in the streets of Tehran?

    June 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  20. Isabel, Brazil

    President Obama has been accused by local politicians to be "sitting on the fence" about the Iranian protests.

    President Obama replied that the government doesn't want Iranians to use his words to accuse the US of "meddling" in crisis.

    For me, the moderate attitude, of the US, advances little: the Iranian government has accused the US of causing the crisis.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  21. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    The trains should have emergency medical personelle on board the train when travelling .It should be manditory .There just happend to have a nurse on the train as pasenger .

    June 22, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  22. LorenaR

    Peggy Noonan's comments in Wall Street Journal( i think today) on the president's stance on Iran. worth reading. were he to speak out more on Iran, problems would result. i agree that he is "pitch perfect."

    June 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  23. anthonia-california

    Heey Y'all! Gee, im so happy that summer is finally here! but its such a sad story about the subway collison that happened in Washington :/

    June 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  24. Timeminer

    At Neda's Burial Site – A temporary stone will do for now and someday they will build a statue!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  25. Wakeel

    I think that what is happening in Iran is sad, but the USA should not interfere. There is a lot of frustration because of the fact that the western world has been trying to influence the region. I believe that what Pres. Obama is doing, or not doing is justified.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  26. An

    The topic today is so right.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  27. Nader

    As an Iranian American it is heart breaking watching videos like that of Neda, I wish I were near my Iranian brothers and sisters and throwing rocks against the Basij for what they do, and the government of Iran.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  28. Vida

    I am happy to see Mr. Milani has more realistic position toward the brutal regime of Iran. Last time he was praising them for increased in Iranian literacy which is totally wrong. The parents are responsible for ensuring their young are educated. The government wants to replace all the schools with mosques. How can a brutal regime that commits such atrocities care about education?

    June 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  29. Jasmine

    @Starr- Neda IS beautiful, remember when we still talk about Neda, she still lives.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  30. LisaL - Canada

    yes, poetic justice. neda's voice seems to speak louder in death – and on behalf of so many. neda.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  31. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    There has to be someone out there like Neda willing to stand up and and have courage to face the the caos .

    June 22, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  32. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    I had never seen a person die before...Before Neda.I think the shock of seeing her life end will affect me for a long time.We never know when our last moment will be.or who we will spend it with..Carpe Diem!!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  33. Niwat, Chicago

    What a tragic accident. We all heard about airplane/airport routine emergency practice drill. Isn't there a similar simulated scenario for train as well? Metro operators, medical rescue team as well as passengers can be better equipped to respond in such a critical time.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  34. Jasmine

    Small towns across America had candle light vigils. Spokane, my hometown, had one for the memories of the fallen in Iran's protests. some very powerful stuff.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  35. starr formerly known as vincent

    The shooting of Neda was beyond dispicable! It would appear to be a sniper shot. It is an outrage.

    God bless her and her family. We can't imagine what her family is going through. Reports from CNN have stated that Neda was buried without benefit of her family attending and no religious ceremony.

    The actions of the regime in Iran are beyond cruel & brutal!

    OMG her pictures-she was beautiful.

    We (my family & friends) truly pray that her death was not in vain. The continued actions of the government cannot last forever. And this time, the world is truly watching!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  36. Daniel Nelson Lafayette,IN

    Do these religious leaders not fear God for what they do or do they think that God would allow them to beat and kill people who protest their rule?

    June 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  37. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Neda a true defender for fredeom for the poeple and thier suffeerin

    June 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  38. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Im glad to hear that there are more and more brave people out there. Bless you Neda

    June 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  39. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am glad your friend are safe right now...... I hope she will ride train safe.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  40. LorenaR

    the government is prohibiting any vigils in honor of Neda? wow, hard to believe, really incredible. you mentioned the Vietnam Child Photo and the Tank Man, i also think of the girl in the Kent State photo screaming in anguish. that was another iconic photo. This is truly a sad thing to behold, the picture of Neda.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  41. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    The fighting will never stop .Mousaavi is encouraging these protest and viloence .

    June 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  42. Isabel, Brazil

    Modern times ... While the new medias help, they are cruel when such scenes are showing across the internet.

    The two minutes are almost endless, they make us cry and show the stupidity of depressants militias in Iran.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  43. Isabel, Brazil

    As the situation worsens in Iran, the sad truth is that Neda won't be the last to fall in the valiant struggle for freedom.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  44. Jasmine

    Neda, such a commendable person, even in death. Twitter exploded with her memories.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  45. Isabel, Brazil

    A brave and beautiful young woman. Her loss is shocking, and my heart goes out to her family, and the whole country of Iran. . This video was too awful to watch.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  46. Isabel, Brazil

    Others died, but Neda is in the newspapers today with his young face, exposed to our distress.

    What dreams did have Neda? With that dream was for the streets that day, beside the father? Why was her that the shot came?

    June 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  47. Jennifer - Michigan

    The video of Neda is so tragic. Very sad..her life is taken in seconds.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  48. David, Indiana

    Oh I thought Erica was here. Hello David Mattingly.

    The tobacco bill is important but seems inconguous today.

    I don't know if that study about sharks actually revealed anything new about them.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  49. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    The protests have gone on too long and people are dying .The reporting caught on flim is so awful the poor woman who was killed it's tragic.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  50. shaghayegh aryannia

    there are alot more videos about iran that are very clear and i think CNN should use that to have more diverse footage, let me know and i will help you to have them. w translation.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
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