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Monday’s American Morning viewers were indifferent to the Republican’s response to President Obama’s handshake with President Hugo Chavez.
What do you think? Was President Obama right to shake the hand of President Chavez, who is known to have a negative opinion of the U.S.? Do you believe President Obama has been too apologetic about the U.S. in dealing with international leaders? Are we losing our “self-respect” as a nation or does Mr. Obama’s “listening” approach allow us to have greater engagement with the world?
The reaction to the idea of lifting sanctions with Cuba was seen as long overdue. Viewers felt that trading with Cuba would be the same as trading with China, a country not known for allowing “their own people human rights.”
Is the U.S. overdue in mending relations with Cuba, since we have engaged with China as a trading partner? Do you believe sanctions work or do they simply harm the people of a country more than its leaders? What do you think about the numerous changes Mr. Obama has recently made concerning Cuba? Is it enough or too much? Let us know your thoughts.
When we arrived at work this morning, our producers were monitoring the latest on a story that broke overnight. CanJet Airlines Flight 918, a 737 charter flight from Canada with 174 passengers and 8 crew members, was being held hostage by a young man on the runway at Jamaica’s airport in Montego Bay.
When we went to air all we knew was that the gunman slipped on the flight late last night and ended up releasing all of the passengers but was still holding members of the crew.
Then during the 8am hour of our show Jamaica’s Information Minister Daryl Vaz joined us by phone and broke the news on our air that police entered the plane, nabbed the Hijacker and got the rest of the hostages out safely. Watch the interview
We were happy to be able to report that this tense standoff finally ended peacefully before we got off the air.
Speaking of planes, we got a lot of comments from many of you on cnn.com/amfix and our show hotline 1-877-MYAMFIX regarding United Airlines “fat passenger policy.” Watch the debate
See you in the morning!
President Obama is shifting America's military focus from Iraq to Afghanistan. His strategy includes more boots on the ground and more cash and diplomacy. Will the strategy work or should the Pentagon turn to quick intense strikes?
Michael Hastings is a contributor for GQ Magazine. He is just back from the Afghanistan/Pakistan border where he was embedded with American forces. Hastings spoke to John Roberts on CNN’s American Morning Monday.
John Roberts: Some of the soldiers and commanders you spoke with are, according to your article, skeptical of whether or not this surge strategy is going to work. Based on your reporting, what do you think?
Michael Hastings: I think I found there was a significant amount of skepticism among U.S. officials and soldiers on the ground there and that a long-term, 10-25 year, multi-billion dollar commitment to Afghanistan has a very low chance of success. And essentially the question these officials asked was what are we winning? Even if we win in Afghanistan, what is it exactly that we're winning? Maybe the answer is maybe we're winning security gains, but that's not even for sure and there’s certainly no guarantee of that.
There are new developments in the search for the "craigslist killer."
Police have released a photo of a man who they believe killed a woman, after luring her to a Boston hotel last week. That woman had advertised massages on craigslist, according to police.
And now another woman advertising in the "erotic services" section of the website has been attacked. Cops say the cases appear to be connected.
President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro are speaking the language of diplomacy on a whole host of issues.
First came the White House's change on Cuban American travel. Then came Castro's surprising offer to talk about human rights in Cuba.
Now the president has said what he has in mind.