October 7, 2009
Posted: 1636 GMT
Today is the eighth anniversary of the start of the U.S and Nato war in Afghanistan.
In 2001, former U.S. President George W. Bush said American would "make no distinction between the terrorists who committed the attacks and those who harbor them."
Eight years late, the situation in Afghanistan hasn't gotten easier. The Taliban are making a comeback in key regions and Al Qaeda has relocated to lawless provinces in Pakistan.
If the goal was to neutralize Al Qaeda, the strategy has failed. If it was to stabilize Afghanistan, that has not happened.
We will speak with retired U.S. Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt about what he thinks should be done in Afghanistan as the debate in America rages on over whether to send additional troops to the warzone.
Also today, breaking news from Italy: a constitutional court has annulled a law granting Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution while in office. We will take you live to Rome, where Paula Newton is standing by.
And, in another eye-popping Saudi court verdict, a Saudi man has been sentenced to five years in prison and a thousand lashes for bragging about his sex life on a Lebanese television network. We'll talk to Mohammed Jamjoom about the case.
We will go to Central America to discuss the latest on a crisis meeting in Tegucigalpa to try to resolve the political standoff between the country's deposed president and the interim Honduran government. Jose DeCordoba of the Wall Street Journal will join us live.
Plus live reports from Wall Street, Istanbul and Berlin and much more.
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