June 23rd, 2010
09:45 PM ET

New Containment Cap Work: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight, oil is gushing into the Gulf as BP works to replace the containment cap over the leak. The cap was removed this morning. We'll tell you why. Plus, what happens now that General Stanley McChrystal is out and Gen David Petraeus is in as commander in Afghanistan.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
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5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (323 Responses)
  1. Michael - Huntington Beach, CA.

    BP's deadly oil rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf is the result of pure greed! We should always respect the opinions of scientists and engineers over intoxicated company CEOs and management! Thanks Anderson Cooper and the AC360 crew for great reporting!

    June 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good night AC360 Team and fellow bloggers

    Good show . Stay safe everyone.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  3. sharon

    children are so honest

    June 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Karin Urban from Berlin/Germany

    Bad news all over – but at least we get great and honest repoting on it. Thanks, Anderson and good night everyone!

    June 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. John D.

    this has gone way beyond your lawn getting a little shabby this is the point were we ten 18 wheelers of new turf those who know this kind of containment relize that there is no way to cover this mess bp relizes this too at top management the middle still thinks there is a chance to squash this with the old shultz line i know nothing nothing... 20 years of experience at it they got their cover up play book in full swing now.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Dale Harris

    For two months day and night I've tried to get our tool and device to the public and presidents office. BP UK say they won't review any submissions although they did say my tool had absolute merrit. The USCG has had the details for over a month but I didn't submit it in White Paper. Vi was told no matter how good or was I could not break the rules. Okay I fixed that. It's called a Breach Blick valve and flange for easy slow controlled stopping of the flow. Please ask what about this device. Breach Block valve. I'm a commercial diver in the gulf 35 years and still an active diver and welder.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Gary, and bloggers Emily, Mike, and Sree.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, David Gergen, 360 Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Nicole, David, Isabel, Megan, Nancy, Sree, Gloria, & Bloggers!

    June 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Aleta Pahl

    One more appalling thing I have learned from the Sea Turtle Restoration Project you can check out online, is that BP is burning turtles alive that are caught between booms, caught out there in the gulf where the burns are going on and they are not letting their workers save any turtles. And we know some of these are endangered species......

    June 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  10. David, Indiana

    The gas injection pipe "Regrettably missed inspection because it was covered with snow and didn't make it on the to do list?"

    They're not prepared to deal with snow in Alaska?

    Is Mark Kovacs as the squeaky wheel going to get his concerns attended to?

    June 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Emily

    Hello David Gergen,
    I think that the insights that you've offered on AC360 have been correct!

    Glad to see more of what you have to think on the blog.
    It is a real sacrifice for Gen Petraeus & I don't know who will replace him, off hand.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Kate

    The Government or Obama may not be responsible for the original disaster, but what has followed IS The Federal Government and President Obamas' responsibility.
    This oil will travel up the east coast and farther. I e-mailed my Senators tonight. Everyone must contact their representatives.
    Anderson you cannot stop covering this.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    I love hearing from children. They tell it like it is....the truth. Thank you Gary Tuchman for your report.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Karoline, Los Angeles

    I vote for vanishing too.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    How sad. BP doesn't even consider the stress their negligence is putting on these innocent children.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Thank you once again Anderson. Man, you are courageous! Keep on until it is right ☼ again!

    June 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Jeff in Mn

    I heard about the "Dead Zones" that were being discovered, I wonder if that could lead to an "Anoxic Event" in the region or maybe the appearance of "Purple Sulfur Bacteria" (aka Purple Bacteria)

    June 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Kenya

    Thank you Mr. Cooper and CNN for your undying devotion to this heartbreaking mess in the Gulf. Goodnight.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Smart boy. When the parents tell him not to worry he knows something is wrong. Kids are always smarter than adults think they are.

    June 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Jeff

    David G. Thanks for your comment. Please remember all that Gen McChrystal is a patriot too!

    June 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  21. Sonia Howell

    good-night and PRAY

    June 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Thank you David Gergen for blogging in this evening. Thank you Anderson and CNN for your continued coverage in Louisiana.

    Have a great evening all!

    June 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
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