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Bush / State of the Union / Iraq #720531

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003
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(Capitol Hill: Peter Jennings) The background to President Bush's State of the Union address introduced; ABCNews poll figures on the public's view of a war with Iraq cited.

(White House: Terry Moran) What the president will say about Iraq previewed; excerpts quoted about Iraqi President Saddam Hussein & about Iraq's ties to Al Qaeda. [BUSH - says he will talk about a deep desire for peace.] [White House chief of staff Andrew CARD†- says there is a nexus between Saddam & terrorist organizations.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says the people are waiting for why war is the only alternative.]

(Capitol Hill: Peter Jennings) The pressure on the White House to prove why Saddam is an imminent threat to US national security noted.

(State Department: Martha Raddatz) The circumstantial evidence in making the case against Iraq reviewed; details given of the view that Iraq is moving banned weapons so U.N. weapons inspectors cannot find them & a case for linking Iraq & Al Qaeda.

(Capitol Hill: Peter Jennings) Warning from Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz that Iraq might attack Kuwait if the US invades reported.

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Raddatz, Martha

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