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Friday Forum: Hussein's Iraq #582905

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraq's military forces not destroyed in the Gulf war featured. [March 6, 1991, President BUSH - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's ability to threaten mass destruction is destroyed.] Survival of significant part of Hussein's war machine after the Gulf war noted. [January 20, 1991, United States commander General H. Norman SCHWARZKOPF - comments on destruction of Hussein's forces.] Videotape shown of destruction of Iraqi targets. Failure to detect and destroy Iraqi nuclear facilities and Scud missiles during the war noted. Iraq's number of Scud missiles estimated on screen. [February 27, 1991, SCHWARZKOPF - comments.] Northern Iraqi army units said untouched by Gulf war. [Four PEOPLE - comment in favor of doing whatever is necessary to remove Iraqi threat.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Discussion held with retired Lieutenant General Thomas Kelly and Greenpeace Bill Arkin about how the United States should deal with Hussein. [KELLY - says we achieved objective in Gulf war; that we have to keep watching Iraq; adds that he doesn't think we'll have to have another military strike.] [ARKIN - says we shouldn't go back into Iraq; adds that the Bush administration goal is to get rid of Hussein.] [KELLY - says Hussein does not dominate United States thinking.] [ARKIN - says there were a lot of competing missions in Iraq; reiterates Bush objective to oust Hussein.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Discussion held with Representative Dave McCurdy on whether his constituents want the United States to get rid of Hussein. [McCURDY - talks about Iraq and Hussein and US; adds that the United States needs to maintain a leadership role.]

Brokaw, Tom

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