May 10th, 2010
09:49 PM ET

All-American to al Qaeda: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, the story of how a young American from Long Island, New York, became an al-Qaeda terrorist. Nic Robertson and his team spent almost a year uncovering how and why Bryant Neal Vinas went from a quiet teenager who grew up in suburbia to a jihadist. Our team has tracked Vinas’ story across three continents.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

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soundoff (341 Responses)
  1. Patricia

    Good evening Anderson, just wanted to say great interview with the colonel, patting you on the back for that one really – if it were me I would have been much ruder.


    May 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  2. Lori

    What a couple of nuts!!! Is there jail time involved in court marshals? What a wax job!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  3. Ashley

    Wow...I can't beleive I missed that interview on friday..Anderson really made them look like idiots.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  4. Miranda Huntington Beach CA

    Anderson how is this rewarding

    May 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  5. Jason in MI

    Go get 'em Anderson! I like seeing you get mad!!

    Both of those guys are ignorant!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  6. Jay Smith

    AHAHAHHHAHHAAH Anderson just smashed that birther!!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  7. Ron

    Anderson Cooper has clarity and is very focused. The question is "Why did this doctor join the service as a volunteer? "
    Obviously the lawyer is looking for fame and the "doctor's" excuse is lame.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  8. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I love yours!!!! it worked for me to keep them honest...... I think, it is so silly, why question??? Good point there!!!!! Good job Anderson, Way to go!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  9. charlie

    What scares me is that there is presumably a body of the electorate which would be swayed towards the republicans based on the birther issue.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Miranda Huntington Beach CA

    I cant believe this...disappointment ;(

    May 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  11. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    "If Laken felt this way he could have simply resigned rather than disobeying orders"

    Why do you think that he's doing this than?
    It sounds like a simple process that he would have had to go through....
    What's going to happen to him now?
    What is court-marshaling?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  12. Dulcie - Denver

    I honestly don't think thousands of dollars are being spent to avoid disclosing the birth certificate.

    I don't understand why an official 'Certificate of Live Birth' isn't acceptable to these people. The Office of Vital Statistics is THE authority over these things.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  13. nancyinoregon

    It does seem a rerun to me, starr....Why would they all three re-hash the same ground in the same way? Is it a re-run?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  14. Smith in Oregon

    Wouldn't it be treason for this active military MD. to encourage any additional soldiers to disobey the orders of the Commander in Chief?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  15. tanyia

    I know. These birthers would still claim the birth certificate was false even if he hand delivered it himself.

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

    The orders would have been issued by the Army Personnel Command, and not signed by Obama. So even if he's right, it doesn't matter. He still got a legal order which he disobeyed.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  17. Jane - Vt

    Good evening everyone.

    Unbelievable!! Will they ever stop this madness.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  18. Sarah

    How can people be so outrageous?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  19. Cessy - Chicago

    I'd like to see Mr. Toobin on the show comment about this issue

    May 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  20. Karen

    Oooh. Do we have to sit through this painful thing again? Can you just show highlights?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  21. val

    I agree totally with Emily of Minnesota 🙂 <3

    May 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  22. Brianna

    I love this! These birthers are so completely off their rockers that it makes me smile that anderson choose to replay this. This is the 5th time I have seen this segment and I love the arguments all over again! Anderson you rock!
    Brianna New Mexico

    May 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  23. nancyinoregon

    That is the $64,000 Question, Emily-Why is he doing this? You can bet is agenda is not what he wants to portray it.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  24. Heather B.

    This birth cert is what is known as a "short form". Yes its missing info but its cheaper since its printed from a computer . This is so stupid.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  25. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Mmary, Mike and Smith-Oreon, i appreciate all of your comments.

    @nancyinoreon, sure seems like a re-run doesn't it?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  26. Cessy - Chicago

    good evening to you wonderful AC360 staff and fans!

    You GO, Anderson!

    Keeping it honest!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  27. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, 360 Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Starr, Nicole, Nancy, Casey & Bloggers.

    I can't believe that these birthers are back!
    This was a very frustrating interview....
    Do we know why the Military MD is doing this?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  28. Ryan

    @tanyia: Obama doesn't need to show a birth certificate. His mother was born in Kansas. No matter where he's born, he is a natural born citizen by blood, just like John McCain, who was born in Panama.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  29. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Lisa Bloom, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!
    Good point there, Anderson, I wish, He will give up right now, Col. Larkin is lying to everyone about his (Obama) birth certificate, I hope he will take under oath by court!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  30. tanyia

    Go get them Anderson. You are making them look like the fools that they are.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  31. Emily, Minnesota

    Oh my, I really really love you, Anderson! The conversation you're having is hilarious right now.

    Fly off on that doctor and his lawyer cause the man isn't answering the questions you're firing at them.

    You sound pretty upset.

    Again, I love you. Just brightened up my night! 🙂

    May 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  32. Lori, S. California

    It is hard to believe that we are still talking about the birth certificate.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  33. Soledad Gomez

    Sometime people aren't ignorant they choose to be ignorant, don't let them get to you.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  34. Lori, S. California

    Hello Anderson! Hello Everyone! Here's to adults who can talk for themselves!

    Happy Monday! I really missed you guys this weekend and hope that everyone had a nice Mothers' Day.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  35. charlie

    These birthers are truly crazy.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  36. nancyinoregon

    Forgive me-I forgot to say Good Evening, everyone! This birther fellow got my goat right away!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  37. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Greetings to All! Give 'em hell Anderson! What is wrong with these people?I think they are all sore losers if they truly don't believe that Obama is an American.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  38. Sheila

    You go, Anderson. This interview is ridiculous.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  39. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Anderson, in "Keeping Them Honest", you do that so well!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  40. Smith in Oregon

    Given all of the true facts regarding President Obama's birth. The birthers ignore them all and continue grasping at their claim President Obama is illegitimate. John McCain born in the Canal Zone in Panama where is that discussion?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  41. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & entire Team 360.

    Hi, David, Isabel, Gabriela, Nancy, Kim, Megan, Emily, Mike, Casey, oAnn, N. Royalton-OH, Smith-Oregon, Nichole, Devin, everyone....

    another week....another birther discussion-i'm so sick of people of want to dismiss Pres. Obama one way or the other.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  42. Dulcie - Denver

    Geez, this is so insanely stupid! I'm beginning to think this is at least partially racism. No one has ever doubted the veracity of a previous president's birth certificate.

    What a silly, silly argument between 'Certificate of Live Birth' is not the same as a 'Birth Certificate'. Please.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  43. nancyinoregon

    Is this a rerun? Not this guy again!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  44. tanyia

    The birthers are a bunch of idiots. The President can show them his birth certificate and they still would not believe it.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  45. Smith in Oregon

    Birther's make up only a tiny portion of the neo-con supporters, why give so much focus on these wing-nuts?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  46. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    If Laken felt this way he could have simply resigned rather than disobeying orders.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  47. Mary

    The BIRTHERS??? Why dignify this group with coverage. Why, you ask, are they questioning THIS president's right to govern? Because they're BIGOTED. Pick a real news story.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  48. Smith in Oregon

    Good Evening Anderson Cooper, AC360 Staffers, Guests and fellow bloggers.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  49. Dulcie - Denver

    Good evening Anderson and Fellow Bloggers!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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