CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 02, 1990
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(London: Dan Rather) Secretary of State James Baker reported leaving Mongolia for USSR ; Israeli foreign minister noted again comparing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to Adolf Hitler. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv: Bob Simon) Israeli reaction to Iraq invasion of Kuwait examined. Results of handwriting analysis, ordered by Israel's version of CIA, the Mossad, reported showing Hussein needs mental hospitalization. Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi mentioned. [Military analyst Zeev SCHIFF - says Hussein not mad.] Condition of Iraq after war with Iran noted making Kuwait invasion necessary. [Tel Aviv University Ofra BENJIO - says Iraq has no outlet to sea.] Hussein compared to Shah of Iran and Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt. Nerve gas use against Kurds recalled; historical scenes shown. [Israeli defense minister Moshe ARENS - comments.]
(London: Dan Rather; Tel Aviv: Bob Schieffer) Question of US military intervention in area analyzed in regards to American need for prestige; end of Cold War noted removing superpower status from USSR here.
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