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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 17, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The emerging anti-war movement examined; "A Republican Dissent on Iraq" ad in the "Wall Street Journal" quoted. ["Born on the Fourth of JulY" co-author Ron KOVIC†- calls it a rebirth of people democracy.] [College Park Bicycles Linda BLACK†- says President Bush has to consider other views; states many sensible people are opposed to this war.] [Chicago Mayor Richard DALEY†- says he is opposed to war.]'s TV ad with a girl & a daisy shown. [International Action Center co-director Brain BECKER†- says U.N. Resolution 1441 is a diplomatic fig leaf the administration is using as a trigger for war.] [ Eli PARISSER†- comments on rushing to war.]

(London: Sheila MacVicar) The view from Britain of a war with Iraq where Prime Minister Tony Blair†† is facing increasing opposition from his own party featured. [BLAIR - comments on a second U.N. resolution.] [Labour M.P. Alan SIMPSON†- says many doubt the legitimacy of a war on any terms.] The opposition to war in Europe, including Germany, noted. [American Academy professor Gary SMITH†- says Bush has not made his case.] The high poll figures against a war without a second resolution discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown; Washington: Bill Schneider) Findings of the CNN/"Time" poll on the public's view of the warheads found by U.N. weapons inspectors, the growing support for the need for UN backing for an invasion & on the reluctance for war in 1991 discussed; statistics cited.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The view from Iraq featured; scenes shown of an anti-US rally in Baghdad, of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's annual address on the anniversary of the Persian Gulf war, of ongoing U.N. weapons inspections & of Iraqi & Russian officials signing an oil deal. [Iraqi Ambassador to UN Mohammad al-DOURI†- comments.] [RCC official Ali Hassan al-MAJEED†- {thru translator} says talk of Saddam going into exile are "ridiculous conclusions."] Iraq's playing down of the UN discovery yesterday of empty warheads discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Schneider, Bill;
Robertson, Nic

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