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March 5th, 2010
09:41 PM ET

Inside the Pentagon Shooting: Join the AC360° Live Chat

Tonight, new insight on the Pentagon shooter.  A sheriff says John Patrick Bedell had a history of mental problems.  Plus, she was kidnapped and held captive for 18 years. Tonight Jaycee Dugard is sharing home videos of her new found freedom.

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soundoff (195 Responses)
  1. Judy Canavan

    I am not a huge fan of Obama – but I think the media is trying to coerce Americans into being upset that Obama is changing his mind and having a military trail for the terrorists– I applaud him for being willing to change his mind to ensure that we take the best approach possible for conducting these trials.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  2. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I never watch "Regis and Kelly," but I made an exception for Apolo Ohno! Such a beautiful athlete!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I also agree with Jeff Toobin!!!!

    And I love my favorite Oscars award on Sunday night! Anderson and kelly were so funny talking Oscars!!!! Cool!!!! I think good point for Avatar is best award in the year! 🙂

    March 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  4. LisaL -Canada

    i am looking forward to Kelly's picks – she seems like a real live-wire

    March 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  5. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Starr, "This president has very little political and foreign policy experience"

    Abundantly clear in this case.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  6. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Of all the Oscar nominees I have only seen about 2 this year. 😦
    Limited funds. I suppose I should go out and catch one tomorrow night.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  7. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. Is anyone else shocked at the billion dollar figure for the civilian trial in New York?

    March 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  8. Vern Kays

    Thinking of trying to try terrorists in New York was a boondoggle from the start. What is wrong with trying those cowards in Guantanamo under Military tribunals? I understand there is a high security courtroom facility already in place there. Keep them out of the USA at all costs.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  9. Cessy-Chicago

    @ Meghan – Yes! saw AC on Live withe Regis and Kelly, too! Anderson was hilarious!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Emily

    More uncertain in a Military Tribunal?
    Really?

    March 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  11. starr, formerly known as vincent

    This president has very little political and foreign policy experience and he's only been in office one year.

    I like the idea of civilian court, until i think of the security issues.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  12. matt

    Trying KSM in Manhattan puts millions of people at undue risk, but why is there no middle ground between New York City and a military trial?

    March 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  13. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Emily, "I wonder if Obama really was for the tribunals in the end, and this gives him the opportunity to suggest it?!"

    Quite possibly Obama knew that he could never really make it happen. He was just trying to satisfy the base for a short time so he could claim that he made the attempt.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  14. Cessy-Chicago

    good evening everyone!

    Hi! Anderson 🙂

    March 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  15. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, everyone. I'm sorry it seemed like a rough end of the week for me. Glad Friday is here.

    Well at first blush it might look like the Obama admin is waffling, but Jeffery Toobin's comment is to the point–a problem in working with authorities in NY although I wonder why Fed Gov needs to get permission on where to try KSM, from either congress or the mayor of NY.

    There was a firestorm, but did the Bush admin try terrorist suspects in civilian courts? So what's the problem?

    March 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  16. FRANCIS SANCHEZ

    Anderson f you........ making a controversy out of nothing....Great Presidents can make a change and go in a different way.... who cares where the terrorist are tried military or civil the longest are tryed...stupid that's why this Country is in shape is now...

    March 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  17. Jacki of Oregon

    Thoughts on where to have trials for terroists.....just like they were held after WWII. Is there anything that anyone doesn't get about those trials being fair to the USA and the World. .....let it be, oh let it be
    Jacki
    Oregon

    March 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Karen Urban – Germany
    Hello Karen,
    Nice see you again on Live Blog!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  19. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Oh is that the deal? Try him via military means and the GOP will support closing Gitmo? So this is a saving face move?

    March 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  20. A. Smith, Oregon

    None of the torture information could be used against the defendants in any civilian court, so its no surprise US Justice Dept. now wants to try the defendants in a military tribunal that couldn't care less about how any information was gained.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  21. Emily

    @Mike,

    "This indecisiveness sends the wrong signal to our enemies."

    I agree with you.

    Why do you think that it's been so long for anyone to make a decision, in either administration, either Party?
    It seems like no one wants to take that responsibility!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  22. Charlotte

    Great job this morning with Kelly you were great!!!!! Have a great show !!'

    March 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  23. Vivian - Mtl

    When these idiots get caught they all cry over their rights, what???
    What about all the innocent people they killed and the families that have to go on without them , not to mention the children growing up without parents.
    What trial? Do it Saddam style...1 bullet to the head–$10

    March 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  24. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Starr, military tribunals and commissions are the same thing.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  25. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson.
    You were so funny I watch on Regis and Kelly!! Awesome story, I love your expression face so funny! LOL! 🙂

    March 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  26. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Karen Urban – Germany

    Nice to see you on the blog.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  27. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    In the clip Obama said we would abide by the Geneva Convention. The Convention classifies terrorists as illegal foreign combatants. This classification has less rights than a true POW.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  28. Emily

    @ Jo Ann,

    "It just goes to show you that politicians, no matter how noble they try to act, are ultimately controlled by the election process."

    -How very true that is!!

    I wonder if Obama really was for the tribunals in the end, and this gives him the opportunity to suggest it?!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  29. Monica M. Williams

    Happy Friday Anderson, fellow bloggers and AC360 Crew.

    Isn't it great that we can at least "all get along." If only the entire world could join our intellectual round of civility. It would truly become a much better place. : )

    March 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Hi Anderson, David Gergen, other reporters and bloggers.

    I am surprised by the back-and-forth on the terrorist trial and assume it has something to do with either politics or evidence procedures.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  31. starr, formerly known as vincent

    I think that the President initially felt that trials in civilian courts in NYC would show America and the World how great our court system is.

    Now, i think they have no choice but to use military commissions.

    (I think military tribunals are something different, anyone know??)

    March 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  32. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    This indecisiveness sends the wrong signal to our enemies.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow! That's so scary one I have heard!!!! I don't know if terror would sneak on the plane without my knowledge. Thanks Ed!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Vivian - Mtl

    Why not try them in Texas?
    Is the death penalty still being used there?

    March 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Emily

    glad to hear that this is a possibility here now. (military tribunals)

    I wonder if Obama was really more for this after hearing the backlash, yet the extreme left is so against it, and are the ones that are making all the noise.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Isabel Siaba

    Living with the fear of terrorism is so bad. What anguish!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  37. A. Smith, Oregon

    Good Evening Anderson Cooper, David Gergin, CNN Staffers and fellow bloggers

    March 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Karen, MN

    TGIF to Anderson, everyone at CNN and bloggers.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi–Happy Friday!
    With so much debate over the trial, it's probably good the military trial is being considered.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    It just goes to show you that politicians, no matter how noble they try to act, are ultimately controlled by the election process.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  41. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & team 360. TGIF!

    Hello, David, Isabel, Megan, Emily, Dodie, Casey, Mike, Gabriela, Devin, Nichole, everyone. TGIF!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Good news that the Administration has wised up.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Evening!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Vivian - Mtl

    Hello everyone!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Karin Urban, from Berlin/Germany

    The preview looked really promissing. I’m looking forward to a great show!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Emily

    Happy Friday evening Anderson, Briana, Kira, Devna, Eliza, 360Team, Megan, Starr, Gabriela, Dodie, Mike, David & Isabel, Jo Ann, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide A.Smith, Devin, Nicole & Bloggers!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Lisa, Louisville, KY

    Happy Friday everyone!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Isabel Siaba

    Happy Friday Anderson, David (Indiana), Megan, Starr, Gabriela, Emily and everyone!!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Poppy, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David G, Ed Henry, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thank God It's Friday Night!!!!
    Couldn't wait forward this weekend!
    Thanks for coming in to join us tonight!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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