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Bush / Foreign Policy #190076

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Coventry, England: John Cochran) Overseas concern about President-elect George W. Bush examined; scenes shown of President Clinton in Britain; details given of the issues of a missile defense shield, the status of US troops on Bosnia and Kosovo and Bush's lack of interest in foreign policy. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says Bush will be a friend of Britain.] [CLINTON - predicts Bush will work with Britain.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The foreign policy challenges for the new president examined; details given of the issues of the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen linked to Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden, of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, of the Middle East, where Israelis and Palestinians are fighting a war and of narco-trafficking in Colombia. [December 6, BUSH - sends a signal to terrorists.] [Former CIA director James WOOLSEY - comments on any attack on bin Laden.] [October 11, BUSH - wonders about Saddam and weapons of mass destruction.] [Woodrow Wilson International Center Lee HAMILTON - says Bush will have a problem understanding the resentments in the Middle East; predicts Colombia will be a hot spot.]

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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