Wednesday, August 20: Pledge Plight

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FBI agents led the search for clues in the crater of dirt and rubble that was left of the U.N. compound in Baghdad (search) on Wednesday, while U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan vowed that the deadly bombing that destroyed the building would not drive the world organization out of Iraq.

We’ll get reaction to the U.N.’s commitment from Amb. Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former assistant secretary of State for European and Canadian affairs.

Plus, what is to prevent a similar attack from hitting the homeland? We’ll ask Jack Spencer, terrorism analyst, and retired U.S. Army Col. David Hunt.

Arnold alert! Conan the candidate releases his first political ad. But do you know what he stands for? We’ll get a fair and balanced debate from political analysts Susan Estrich and David Bossie.

Plus, how many times did you have to recite the pledge of allegiance (search) in school? Were you traumatized by the experience? So why has a federal judge has issued a restraining order preventing Colorado school officials from requiring students to say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of each school day? We’ll ask Mike Gallagher, syndicated radio host; Jeralyn Merritt, defense attorney, and Dr. Michael Newdow, who campaigned to take the phrase "under God" out of pledge.

And, a violent black gang is demanding special rights in prison. Do they deserve it? We’ll get a fair and balanced debate from Robert Gottlieb, defense attorney; John Kelly, former prosecutor, and Julio Anta, former corrections officer.

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