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Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Anti-War Movement / Beinart Interview #721896

CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The weekend rallies protesting the war in Iraq reviewed.

(New York: Maria Hinojosa) The anti-war movement featured; scenes shown of protests around the world; details given of the passage of anti-war resolutions by major cities. [WOMAN - lists the reasons for the importance of this weekend in the global anti-war movement.] The next actions by the movement previewed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "New Republic" editor Peter Beinart about the protests. [BEINART†- says the demonstrations following chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix's report changed the momentum against President Bush's administration; notes European leaders could be imperiled if President Bush's administration does not take care of them; states there was a pre-existing hostility to the administration, especially Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who comes across as arrogant; explains how the war debate is different in Europe; reiterates the Bush administration is in too deep, so the war will happen anyway.]

Brown, Aaron;
Hinojosa, Maria

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