Campbell Brown asks
Michael what, exactly, Senator Obama would learn from
a new trip to Iraq. Well, if Michael sets the
Wolf talks to Michael
about the McCain/Obama rumble... and offers a
challenge of his own. Personally, I think having the
candidates sit down with Michael for a little reality
check ought to be a REQUIREMENT!
TJ Holmes asks Michael
(in Baghdad) and Kyra Phillips (in NY) to weigh in on
whether visiting politicians get a true picture of
the conditions on the ground in Iraq when they fly in
for the escorted and highly controlled tours.
Anderson asks Michael for
the latest reality check from Baghdad; Fran Townsend
still thinks al Qaeda is a playa there... which kind
of undermines her credibility.
Michael reacts to John
McCain's latest attempt to convince people to stroll
the streets of Baghdad.
Michael recaps and
expands upon the desecration incident that happened
(This feels to me like something that is much worse than the Danish cartoon controversy. Even if it is resolved in Iraq -- and we have yet to be sure that it is -- it may yet burn in other Muslim communities throughout the world.)
A recap of the
desecration story for International.
Michael appeared on
Sunday Morning to discuss the Quran desecration
(It really is frightening how the stupid act of [apparently] one person could ripple out and cause a lot of problems not only in Iraq but elsewhere in the Islamic world. We haven't heard the last of this, I fear...)
In our Behind the Scenes series, CNN correspondents share their experiences in covering news and analyze the stories behind the events. CNN's Michael Ware covers the Iraq war. He was present when a U.S. general apologized for a soldier using the Quran as a target.
This past Friday, Michael
was able to enter Sadr City and see the results of
some of the fighting there. He was escorted by
members of the Mehdi Army, and even allowed to film
during outdoor prayer services. It is an astonishing
glimpse of life inside the siege.
Michael is back in
Baghdad, and reports this morning on the latest
ceasefire declaration from Muqtada al-Sadr. Although
it was touted as a win for Prime Minister Maliki, the
real winner is Muqtada -- who has not been forced to
disband his militia (thereby keeping his power base)
and is positioned to make serious political inroads
for the October elections -- and, of course, Iran.