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Campaign '92 / Bush vs. Clinton / After The Last Debate / Glaspie and Saddam #138068

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 20, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Cornelia, Georgia: Brit Hume) Campaigning by President Bush in Georgia featured; scenes shown of Bush giving the Atlanta Braves' tomahawk chop. [BUSH - accuses Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton of flip-flopping.] Response from the administration to charges from Ross Perot that it withheld documents from Congress about its relationship to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein noted. [BUSH - says all the papers were sent to Congress.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Perot's charges that United States ambassador to Iraq April Glaspie led Hussein to believe the United States would not interfere noted.

(State Department: Barrie Dunsmore) The Glaspie issue examined; scenes shown from her meeting with Hussein the week before the invasion of Kuwait. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says the United States has never told Hussein he could take Kuwait.] [March 28, 1991, GLASPIE - says she told Hussein Iraq must settle its dispute with Kuwait nonviolently.] [Representative Sam GEJDENSON - says the administration has denied Congress documents.] General feeling now that the warning to Iraq not to invade Kuwait was not strong enough noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Campaign Watch story introduced.

(Chicago: Chris Bury) Campaigning by Clinton and vice presidential nominee Senator Albert Gore featured; campaign scenes shown. [CLINTON - comments on taxes and spending.] [In Chicago, GORE - says to Bush, "three strikes and you're out."] [CLINTON - says we want a mandate to rebuild the country.] [Clinton campaign strategist James CARVILLE - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Ross Perot about the media at his post-debate conference quoted.

Bury, Chris;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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