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December 10th, 2009
09:44 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/10/09

Tonight, we take you inside a massive drug tunnel along the U.S.-Mexico border, used to shuttle drugs and illegal immigrants. Plus, war and peace. Pres. Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize just days after boosting the U.S. war power in Afghanistan. We've got the raw politics.

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  1. Chaney, Louisiana

    Good job Michael Ware, from one Aussie transplant to another....

    December 10, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  2. Emily

    @David Gergen,

    Nice to see you on the blog tonight!
    That reporting by Michael Ware in Juarez was very insightful!
    If only the people who constructed that tunnel used their talents for good!

    I'm not much of a fan of the Nobel Peace Prize after Irena Sendler had been over looked!
    Sounds like Pres. Obama did give a very good speech there, and he was not looking to be a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  3. Adelaide

    Governor Sanford is trying to have his cake and eat it too...shame!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  4. Shanny

    spaghetti and icecream. sounds irresponsible to me

    December 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  5. Bill

    I think seismometers would be a fairly cheap solution compared to other endeavors we've tried along the border

    December 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  6. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    @ David Gergen

    I agree completely with you: Michael Ware's report from Juarez showed us once again the darker side of humanity – man's capacity to inflict violence and brutality upon fellow human beings.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    Thank you to Jeffrey Toobin for laying out the facts.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  8. Amanda M

    Also, if the 13 year girl is too young to consent to sex, she is also too young to decide against pressing charges. Statutory rape is illegal and no matter what the girl decides he still needs to be punished, did Polanski pay her off or something back in 77?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Polanski needs to serve his time. Just because he is an old celebrity doesn't mean he should be given a special compensation. He has been breaking the law all these years.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  10. Adelaide

    I think Mr. Polanski should face the law in US.
    Anderson, Great job! please stay safe.
    Good night bloggers and AC360 team!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  11. Lori

    Casey Jones, our biologists had to do their survey work at the border with armed guards.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  12. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    Polanski is wrong.

    a 13/14 year old is a minor and it is rape even if she jumps on you.

    The adult is required to know better.

    Evil men.

    Come back and serve your time.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  13. starr, formerly known as vincent

    On Polansky- i do not agree with what he did at all!

    However, the "girl" (now a woman) does not want him brougt back and tried.

    I think that we should respect her wishes as she was the inured party in this case.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  14. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Polansjki is disgusting. He should be in prison.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  15. Emily

    @gail,

    Alfred Nobel also started the "Peace Prize" because he didn't mean to 'invent dynamite'.
    That was an accident! He felt guilty for that, and then started the Peace Prize.
    Lots of irony.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  16. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    "Is his celebrity helping ou hurting him?"

    The right would be neither one nor the other! After all justice is blind (sometimes) to be fair!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  17. Lori

    Polanski has been on the lam for quite some time.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hellooo David Gergen!
    Nice see you blog again! I agree with you!! Yeah, I am surprised President Obama received Noble Peace Prize..... Yeah, Michael Ware is doing great job reporting from Mexico...

    December 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  19. Chaney, Louisiana

    We echo Bills comment ... Why dont the US use siesmometers along the border?.......

    December 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  20. Victoria

    Hello there,
    Years ago my uncle discovered one of those tunnels on the US/Mexico border. He had to leave his prestigeous job in government because of a contract out on his life so I hope they're taking care of the fellows who discovered this one!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  21. Bill

    @Emily,

    Yes they are, they can detect very small tremmors within the earths crust. I think they'd be perfect to detect those tunneling

    December 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  22. Shanny

    Child rape is child rape and he should pay the price no matter how much of a genius he is. He can be genial from prison.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  23. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    Stalkers are evil.

    Don't take pictures of people when they tell you to go away or without their permission.

    Don't wait until they turn off their lights to knock on the door or call them....my ex did this one.

    Evil people.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  24. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    Lori, I've been going to Tijuana, for medical treatments, for about 7 years. Yes, it's like entering a third-world country, but it's not like you cross the border and people start shooting at you.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  25. Amanda M

    I can't believe Polanski thinks he did nothing wrong, this man is clearly disturbed.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  26. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    I am shocked she didn't toss him out on his head!

    Irish saying "don't let the door hit you in the (posterior) on the way out."

    You cheat, you are so gone. No take backs.

    She needs a spine so he and others won't do it again.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  27. Renee

    Sanford looks like a saint compared to Tiger!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  28. Will, D.C.

    Sanford is pleading to his wife to save his marriage after he said his mistress was his soul mate?! Whooooaaaa.... My prayer's to Mrs. Sanford because she is going through hard time's right time. Wooow..

    December 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  29. Emily

    @Bill,

    Is this not what they use to detect an earthquake?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  30. Lori

    That was a great story on the tunnel. The border is very dangerous in California, and I have heard that is it extremely dangerous in Texas.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  31. Chaney, Louisiana

    I can,t stand the idea of that pervert who spied on Erin Andrews ever seeing the light of day again......what a creep.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  32. Emily

    Anderson, did you not feel claustrophobic when you were down in that tunnel? Seeing you there again, yikes!
    I would not have gone in that elevator, even it if did work!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  33. Amanda M

    @Anthonia, It is wild to think about such things. I feel so removed living in the Midwest, but it is an important story to bring to light.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  34. Lori

    How did they discover the tunnel?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  35. Renee

    Congratultions 360 for getting this exclusive!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  36. Emily

    @starr, formerly known as vincent,

    That is good that there are many others that want to get Afghanistan correct too!
    It's not going to be easy....thanks.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  37. Bill

    Anyone have an opinion on installing seismometer's to detect the vibrations the tunneling?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  38. Lori

    Can anyone estimate how many tunnels exist?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  39. Amanda M

    I'd also like to see a price tag on those tunnels, and quite possibly the number of workers that are killed trying to dig them through the rock.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  40. Anthonia-Bay Area!

    @Amanda- What disturbs me the most is the drug cartelers can easily hop over the border and start drug wars!!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  41. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    @ David, Indiana

    Unfortunately, I don't expect the drug trade to slow soon, at least not because of law enforcement when I see such a project as bold and sophisticated as this!

    I think AC360 cre doing an excellent report about this problem. This kind of thing should be reported

    December 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  42. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    $20,000 a month, we shall see!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  43. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I'm so glad stalker found guilty against Erin Andrews.... I hope he will stay in jail................... never happen again! peephole are against the law! I don't like peephole.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  44. Emily

    @David, Indiana,

    re. the tunnels,

    at least months! With all that stuff down there, toilets, electricity, etc. I can't imagine how many were working on it!
    People could stay down there for days!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  45. mac

    it important to remember that all this violence happening in mexico is due to the US demand for these drugs. those who take these drugs should think about the fact that they are contributing to this drug war. in regard to the afgan war obama is right in saying that this is a war of necessity and self defence.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  46. David Gergen

    Hello everyone - thaanks for joining up tonight. Michael Ware's report from Juarez showed us once again the darker side of humanity - man's capacity to inflict violence and brutality upon fellow human beings. This was the very issue with which President Obama was grappling in his Nobel Lecture and gave a special poignancy to the evening.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  47. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Gail, given someone an award for what he might do is just crazy. There are many who have actually done something who were passed over. Obama talks the talk, but so far that's it. Give it for accomplishments, not speeches. I have zero pride in this award.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  48. Wendy

    Are you kidding me.....he wants how much???
    He deserves $0!!!!!!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  49. Will, D.C.

    Hello Everyone! @Gloria, I agree that the speech was on point and well received.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  50. Mariana

    Good evening, I am a big fan of your program. It is great that attention to the violence accross the border has been reported on. I understand that the country does not understand how close the violence is to American ground. I have heard rumors that an operative is prepared for when the the violence begins to spill into El Paso.
    The seven year old that was reported on was a student at a school here, and several people have died accross the border that are Americans.
    People in Juarez may not talk about this but the Mexican army charges a fee to the citizens for protection and many times they are the ones committing the crimes.

    Thanks

    December 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
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