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Iraq-US Relations / NATO / Weapons Inspections / Saddam’s Oil / Cost of War #721277

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The troubled NATO alliance after France, Germany & Belgium rejected Turkey’s request for protection from Iraq featured; details given of the proposal by France, Germany & Russia to continue U.N. weapons inspections indefinitely. [NATO Secretary General George ROBERTSON†- says there is a heated argument inside NATO.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD, former Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER††, President BUSH – comment on the NATO split.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Results of a poll in Great Britain on world peace and Iraq cited.

(Baghdad: Ron Allen) Iraq’s concessions to the U.N. weapons inspectors featured. [From “Today,” chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX†- says there is a beginning of an effort on their part.] [In Nashville, BUSH – says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein regards his people as human shields.] Muslim prayers for peace during the hajj and Saddam’s permission for anti-war activists to enter Iraq noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) New reports that Saddam is taking steps to burn his oil fields if war comes examined.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Campbell Brown) The troubling questions about the financial and human costs of war and the post-war peacekeeping effort examined; cost estimates cited. [In Nashville, BUSH – says the US is committed to helping the Iraqi people build a better future.] [NBC News military analyst Ken ALLARD†- says institutions will have to be put in place in Iraq to promote democracy.] [Senator Richard LUGAR†- comments.] [Iraq analyst Eliot COHEN†- says human casualties will be caused by Iraq’s use of chemical or biological weapons.] [Foreign policy expert Michael O’HANLON†- says there are not enough preparations for a terrorist attack at home.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Allen, Ron;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Brown, Campbell

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