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Iraq-US Relations / Anti-War Protests / Gardiner Interview / Public Opinion / Weapons Inspections #719908

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jan 18, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kathleen Koch) A protest in Washington, DC, against war in Iraq shown. [Several PROTESTORS, SPEAKERS – comment.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Heritage Foundation Visiting Fellow Nile Gardiner† about his view that anti-war demonstrators are traitors. [GARDINER – says leaders of the demonstrations are acting as mouthpieces for the Iraqi propaganda machine and that they should be put on trial; states the administration has made a tremendous case for military action against Iraq and the Iraqi regime has no intention of disarming; comments on Iraq’s violation of the U.N. resolution, including its attempts to shoot down US & British planes in the no-fly zones.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Anti-war protests in Hebron, West Bank, Cairo, Egypt, and Pakistan reported; scenes shown of marchers carrying Palestinian flags. “Time”/CNN poll on President Bush’s handling of the Iraq situation cited.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) The administration’s reaction to public opinion polls on Iraq noted.

(Washington: William Schneider) Current public opinion on war with Iraq compared to public opinion before the last Gulf War and the issue of going it alone against Iraq discussed.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix’s statements that time is running out for Iraq noted. [BLIX – says we are looking for Iraq to actively cooperate.]

Lin, Carol;
Koch, Kathleen;
Malveaux, Suzanne;
Schneider, William

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