NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The administration’s preparations for an attack featured; scenes shown of pictures of dead babies, sick children near Aleppo; details given about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s blocking of U.N. action and the Arab League’s denouncement of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. [Vice President Joe BIDEN – says there is no doubt who is responsible.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says the regime maintains custody of the chemical weapons in Syria.] [British Prime Minister David CAMERON – says we’ve seen appalling scenes of death and suffering.] [Secretary of Defense Chuck HAGEL – says we are ready to go.] [Former CIA chief of staff Jeremy BASH- outlines possible targets for strikes.] [With NBC’s Richard Engel, opposition leader Gen Salim IDRIS- says there is a good chance Assad’s regime will fall as a result of these strikes.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(St. Paul, Minnesota: Kevin Tibbles) The views of Americans at the Minnesota state fair on a strike in Syria reviewed. [Several PEOPLE – offer views.]