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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Bush / War Without Allies #708465

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Terry Moran) The continuing war talk about Iraq featured; scenes shown of President Bush answering questions after his meeting with military advisors at the ranch in Crawford, Texas. [BUSH - comments on the "frenzy" over Iraq.] [At Fort Hood, Texas, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the president has not made a decision about going to war with Iraq.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The opposition of US allies to a war with Iraq noted; statements from Saudi Arabia, Jordan's King Abdullah, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder†† & Russia quoted. "Road to War?" segment introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) How a war against Iraq would be carried out without allied help examined. [Brookings Inst. Ivo DAALDER†- cites the restrictions on the operation.] [German ambassador to US Wolfgang ISCHINGER†- wonders about the cost of the military staying in the region; cites Germany's dependence on Persian Gulf oil.] [Council on Foreign Relations Kenneth POLLACK†- says the more countries involved, the more the help with a reconstruction of Iraq.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Moran, Terry

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