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Iraq / Ending The War / United Nations Cease-Fire / United States Role In Iraq #133802

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 27, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Controversy over the ending of the war with Iraq featured. [In an interview with David Frost, United States commander General H. Norman SCHWARZKOPF - says we had Iraq in a rout and could have annihilated them.] Justification by Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney of President Bush's decision to call a halt to the fighting quoted. [BUSH - says there was agreement on ending the war.] Administration's worry about criticism that it did not finish off President Saddam Hussein when it had the chance noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Bush's statement that Hussein will not survive outlined; scenes shown of Kurdish rebels in Dahuk, Iraq. Report introduced.

(State Department: David Ensor) Tenets of a proposed United Nations resolution for a permanent cease-fire outlined. [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - says terms are unfair.] [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - says agreement should be implemented.] Administration's eagerness to get troops out of Iraq noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(In occupied Iraq: Jim Bittermann) Role of United States soldiers in occupying Iraq examined; scenes shown of patrol led by 1st Armored Division's Colonel Stephen Smith. [Resistance FIGHTER - (thru translator) describes atrocities by Iraqi army.] Soldiers shown aiding the most desperate refugees.

Bittermann, Jim;
Ensor, David;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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