Michael talks to John King about an upcoming meeting (or pre-meeting) where the US will sit down with representatives of Iraq, Iran, and Syria.
Watch the clip, read the transcript...
A brief update on the Ramadi bombing, which now appears to have been a very different situation from that described by the Iraqi Minister of Interior.
Michael talks to Hala Gorlani about a report that 18 boys were killed by a suicide bomber in Ramadi while playing soccer.
Miles O'Brien talks to Michael about the latest show & tell of seized munitions, and whether the message of Iran's involvement is a casualty of the pre-Iraq-invasion intelligence manipulations.
Michael recaps the health scare of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and the assassination attempt against VP Adel Abdul Mahdi.
Wolf plays a clip from his interview yesterday with the Iraqi NSA. Michael points put that the guy did a "I don't beat my wife anymore" while explaining that Iran has stopped supplying the EFPs.
Michael speaks to Jim Clancy about the hospitalization of President Talabani, and the bombing that targeted the Shiite VP.
Anderson talks to Michael about the chlorine gas and asks why there seems to be a sudden "surge" of its use by the insurgents.
A brief pre-recorded clip regarding the chlorine gas.
Michael speaks to Wolf about the use of chlorine gas and points out that it is a far greater weapon of terror than it is an actual killing agent.
On the one-year anniversary of the bombing of the Golden Dome mosque in Samarra, we get two reports from Michael during AC360.
In the first hour, Michael talks to former-FNC'er Kiran Chetry about the addition of tanks of chlorine to the suicide car/truck bombs in order to release poisonous gas.
In the second hour, John King intros possibly the most honest look we've seen at the daily reality of life in Baghdad -- the executions, the horrors of bound and tortured bodies discovered every morning, the unbelievable grief and hate and fear. The piece comes with a graphic-content warning.
(In the prepared piece as well as John King's interview with him afterwards, Michael discusses the plan Zarqawi laid out in the infamous letter to Osama bin Laden in 2003. If you care to read that letter, it can be found here.)
Length: 4:06 / 7:00
John King talks to Michael about the events in Baghdad (you know, that "dazzling success")
Length: 5:16 / 4:18
Wolf asks Michael's opinion of PM Maliki's statement that the surge has been a "dazzling success."
On the Sunday edition of Lou Dobbs This Week, Lou interviews Michael and Gen. David Grange on the current status of the surge.
John Roberts' panel discussion for the This Week in Iraq segment includes Michael, Jamie McIntyre, and Time magazine's Romesh Ratnesar.
Michael does a prepared piece on what exactly the Quds Force is -- imagine taking our most elite, highly-trained special ops teams and adding religious zealotry. Scary stuff.
Two clips: the first is breaking news coverage of an announcement by the Iraqi government that they have wounded the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq during a gun battle; the second is in regards to who has more sway in Iraq right now. (Love the "gnarly," dude!)
Length: 2:42 / 3:10
Miles O'Brien is still trying to make sense of the Muqtada al-Sadr Iraq/Iran whereabouts story.
John Roberts speaks with Michael, Jamie McIntyre, and Ed Henry as they try to put together a timeline as to what happened with the Baghdad briefing that DC is now trying to dial back.
Michael talks to Wolf about the outside influences at play in Iraq.
Michael joins the commentary team for the President's press conference. Three clips, one before and one after the address, then a third clip that is a prerecorded piece regarding the whereabouts of Muqtada al-Sadr.
Length: 4:08 / 3:38 / 1:48
John Roberts interviews Michael three times over the course of the show. The first one focuses on whether Muqtada al-Sadr is really in Iran and if so, why. The second one is whether -- if he is gone -- it will damage the Mahdi Army at all. The third also brings in David Gergen to discuss why this is all such a big story from the US all of a sudden.
Length: 4:20 / 4:31 / 5:49
Michael gets dragged out of bed at 3 a.m. to respond to a breaking news story that Muqtada al-Sadr is currently in Iran. The US government paints it as his having fled there in fear for his safety; however, there is no proof that he is there and certainly none that we have him on the run.
John Roberts talks to both Michael and Christiane Amanpour (in London) about the Iraq/Iran connections.
Mostly the prepared piece on the briefing, with a short tag at the end.
Michael talks to Wolf about the briefing and the reasons behind it, and weighs in with his opinion as to the likelihood of Bush invading Iran. (I've been wondering where the heck we'd get the troops, too. Unless Darth Cheney really does have that clone army...) And Jack Cafferty has another rave review.
Michael discusses the briefing with Kyra Phillips.
Michael recaps the briefing again and Hala Gorani asks about the timing of the event.
Three clips summarizing yesterday's briefing regarding the possible Iranian suppling of weapons and training to Iraqi Shiite groups.
Length: 3:14 / 3:22 / 3:16
A recorded recap of Michael's report about the military briefing regarding Iran's involvement in Iraq.
Michael talks to Wolf about this morning's briefing regarding Iran supplying munitions and training to Iraqi militias.
Length: 3:37 / 3:53
Mick is just back from a Green Zone briefing by US military/intelligence reps in which proof of Iran's involvement within Iraq was laid out. Munitions that have been identified as having been manufactured within Iran (and Mick showed us those last year) and tactics that have been used by the Iranian Quds Force were the two main pieces of proof.
(I don't think anyone is surprised by these allegations, but let's face it... it will be a long, long time before anyone accepts US "proof" about anything again. And from this administration? They wouldn't be believed if they claimed the sky was blue.)
Anderson (in New Orleans) speaks to Michael about today's arrest and what Muqtada al-Sadr may do about it.
Michael talks with Wolf about today's arrest by American forces of the Deputy Health Minister, who has close ties to Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi militia.
Anderson speaks with both Michael and Retired General David Grange about the possibility of all the recently downed choppers being the result of a new tactic being used against American forces.
Michael discusses the recent downing of several US helicopters and whether this is a new plan by the insurgents. (Although CNN reported just days after the surge was announced that the insurgents said they were going to start targeting aircraft.)
Michael recaps the parliament story for Lou, and adds some new info regarding a missing Iranian diplomat.
Wolf asks Michael about the big story of the day. The second clip aired in the third hour of TSR; although the audio is the same, there are some different visuals.
Length: 3:28 / 3:28
A brief recap of the parliament story.
Michael recaps the story he broke about the convicted terrorist elected to the Iraqi parliament.
Length: 2:57 / 1:26
Michael breaks the story of an Iraqi parliamentarian who is a convicted terrorist, mastermind of the bombing of the US embassy on Kuwait in 1983.
(Both clips have the same audio, but some video changes are made for the second one.)
Watch the clip, read the transcript...
Length: 5:05 / 5:16
More on the start of the surge, as well as the truck bomb at the market.
In the aftermath of a truck bomb that killed more than 125 Iraqis and injured more than 300, Michael speaks with Wolf about Shia claims that the surge of American troops has made such attacks possible.
Michael reports on how expectations of the "surge" are playing in the streets of Baghdad.
Anderson speaks with Michael (in Baghdad) and Christiane Amanpour (in Tehran) about the Iranian presence in Iraq.
The second hour was a repeat of Iraq: The Hidden Wars, but other than some new intros from Anderson, it was the same as the Tuesday broadcast.
Michael talks to Wolf about the Najaf battle. (Just what this bloody wars-within-a-war mess needs: David Koresh wannabes...)
Michael reports about growing questions concerning last weekend's battle in Najaf. Messianic cult? Sectarian slaughter? The reports have sounded questionable right from the start, but it seems like it will be awhile before this gets sorted out.