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Persian Gulf War / Iraq / Civilian Casualties / Bush #336898

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 13, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Amman: Doug Tunnell) Death of civilians in bombing of Baghdad military bunker reported; scenes shown of dead, wounded and grieving; US noted claiming shelter was a military command and control center while Iraqi officials claim only civilians died. [Two IRAQIS - (thru translator) comment.] Expected rise of anti-American sentiment in Arab world noted; scenes shown of demonstration in Amman, Jordan. [Political analyst Rami KHOURI, PROTESTER - criticize US.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. ......

(Pentagon: David Martin) Bombing by Stealth fighter examined; Pentagon position detailed; scenes shown. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY, Central Command Brigadier General Richard NEAL - defend bombing.] [Note: "NewsChannel 5" weather bulletin obscures audio and video from 5:34:40 to 5:35:30.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff intelligence director David HERRINGTON - uses diagram of facility to explain why it was considered a military target.] Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said protecting military equipment by moving it to civilian areas and archaeological site; scenes shown from Ur, Iraq. [CHENEY - says two MiG 21's are parked next to pyramid.] Possible changes in bombing strategy noted.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) White House position reported; strategy of focusing on Saddam's use of POWs and human shields and placement of military command centers on top of schools described. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - mentions Saddam's human rights abuses.] [Council on Foreign Relations Peter TARNOFF - comments on Arab reaction.] [Kuwaiti ambassador to United States Sheik Saud Nasir al-SABAH - says journalists should go inside Kuwait.] Expected Arab pressure on President Bush to back away from air campaign noted.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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