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On AMANPOUR today, from Port-au-Prince, Christiane Amanpour talks about the long road ahead for Haiti with the Prime Minister and two prominent journalists who have had their eye on the country for decades. Then, Christiane turns to a wide-ranging discussion with Britain’s Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, who, polls suggest, could defeat Gordon Brown in this year's election and become Great Britain's next prime minister. The conversation will touch on Britain’s role in rebuilding Haiti, his views on Afghanistan, Iraq and al Qaeda and his plan for dealing with Britain’s economic woes. Now here are some perspectives on some stories in the news today, beginning with Haiti.
Sr. Writer, AMANPOUR.
HAITI – Has the world fully grasped the enormity of the medical crisis facing Haiti after the earthquake?
- Basic medical supplies running dangerously low at hospitals and makeshift clinics more than two weeks after the quake
- Some patients receiving treatment for serious injuries for first time since the disaster struck
- Aid workers say medical supplies are number three priority for distribution, after water and tents
QUESTION: Will there be a public health calamity in Haiti following the earthquake?
U.K. IRAQ INQUIRY – Will British people accept former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s justification for going to war in Iraq?
- Blair presents forceful defense of his decision to join U.S.-led war against Iraq in 2003
- Blair: 9/11 attacks dramatically changed risk assessments, raising concerns terrorists could get weapons of mass destruction from rogue or failed states such as Iraq
- Former PM said he had not determined from the outset that it was necessary to remove Saddam Hussein from power
QUESTION: Will the fallout from the Iraq inquiry make it much more difficult for British political leaders to support the U.S. in future military actions around the world?
TOYOTA RECALL – Will the massive recall of Toyota cars and trucks destroy the Japanese auto company’s reputation for reliability and safety?
- U.S. Congress says it will hold hearings on Toyota safety recalls over safety problems that potentially affect about eight million vehicles in North America, Europe, and China
- U.S. lawmakers want to hold hearing on “how quickly and effectively” Toyota dealt with complaints about sticking accelerator pedals and slipping floormats
- Washington Post: Toyota began facing complaints about runaway cars years ago, but did not install a “brake override” system even though several other carmakers were introducing that technology
QUESTION: Will this massive recall give other automakers, particularly Toyota’s battered American and European competitors, a chance to knock Toyota from the global Number One carmaker spot?