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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Military Buildup / Generals Discussion #718708

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 03, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Dana Bash) President Bush's address to the troops at Ft. Hood featured; scenes shown of Bush with the soldiers. [In Texas, BUSH - says America will act decisively if Iraq does not comply.] [Two TROOPS - comment.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) "Slate" magazine's "Saddameter" shown. Live interview held with retired generals former NATO commander Wesley Clark, Army's David Grange & the Air Force's Don Shepperd† about the prospects for war with Iraq. [From Oakbrook, Illinois, GRANGE - says war is inevitable because the aim is to remove President Saddam Hussein's regime & change the status quo in the region; suggests a lot of work has been done on a transition after regime change in Iraq.] [From Little Rock, CLARK - says it will be difficult for the US to not do anything even if the U.N. weapons inspectors find nothing; notes how fragmented intelligence can be; believes the nations of the Persian Gulf will line up & support the US in a war; outlines the risks of a preemptive strike against Iraq.] [From Tucson, SHEPPERD - says the North Korea situation complicates the Iraq situation.]

Brown, Aaron;
Bash, Dana

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