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Elections / Bush's Campaigning / Persian Gulf Issue #572570

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 03, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Albuquerque: John Cochran) Mixing of party politics and Persian Gulf politics by President Bush featured; scenes shown from the campaign trail. [BUSH - says Persian Gulf policy is not partisan, but American.] Bush's message that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein can avoid war by withdrawing unconditionally from Kuwait noted. [Global Strategy Council Joyce STARR - says only sensible course would be to take out Hussein.] [In August 1990, BUSH - says whole world would suffer if oil reserves fell into hands of Hussein.] [Yesterday, BUSH - says we are not talking about oil, but "brutal, naked aggression."] Issue of criticism of Bush for playing party politics with the gulf crisis reviewed; White House Chief of Staff John Sununu quoted on Bush and the budget issue.

Cochran, John;
Utley, Garrick

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