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Panama / United States Invasion / Bush #325224

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) President Bush reported going on vacation during Panamanian invasion; details given of condemnation of invasion. [BUSH - promises to help Panamanian people.] Bush administration's stance on Manuel Noriega outlined. [Senator John WARNER - says Noriega was given opportunity to leave country safely.] White House statement quoted on screen with regard to Noriega's mental state. [Senator Sam NUNN - says invasion is justified.] Cocaine noted discovered in Noriega's office [General Maxwell THURMAN - comments on photograph of Adolf Hitler found in Noriega's closet.] Peru reported dropping anti-drug operation with US. [During pre-recorded interview, General Fred WOERNER - (ret.) explains important of Panamanian invasion; comments on Manuel Noriega; mentions OAS' condemnation of invasion.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News producer Jon Meyersohn reported still held hostage in Panama.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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