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Nixon Peace Proposal/Criticism #19607

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 08, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam President Thieu, who had agreed to President Nixon's Peace Plan, angered at Secretary of State Rogers' statement that United States is flexible on point of Thieu's retiring 1 month prior to elections. Thieu says plan is final offer; no more concessions.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Some State Department officials feel Rogers gave away important negotiating points in Paris for political points at home.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Congress Republican leaders criticize Democrats with own peace plans.

(White House) [Senator Minority leader Hugh SCOTT - favors political discussions of war, within limits. Democrat President hopefuls who offer new plans cause North Vietnam to delay negotiations in hopes of better deal.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says he's not trying to undercut President, but contribute to policy which would get us out of war.]

(White House) In opposing limits of war criticism, both Senator Muskie and President Aide Robert Haldeman said to have gone too far.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
Koppel, Ted;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:04:20

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