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Iraq-US Relations / U.N. Resolution / War Plan / Pakistan / Sandstorms #723412

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 10, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) The intense negotiations at the U.N. over extending the deadline for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to disarm and lobbying by the US & France to win votes featured; details given about US criticism of Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix for not disclosing the discovery of a cluster bomb and an unmanned drone in Iraq. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER – says when the Iraqi people are free from a brutal dictatorship, they will know who to thank.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – comments.] Findings of a CBS News/"New York Times" poll on military action outlined.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Further poll results cited.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The US strategy for invading Iraq featured; details given about plans to videotape the testing of the newest & biggest bomb in the US arsenal, the “massive ordinance airburst,” in order to frighten Iraqi troops.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Islamabad: Elizabeth Palmer) The dwindling hope of gaining Pakistan’s support for the US position on Iraq featured; details given of Pakistani support of the war on terrorism in spite of anger over US pressure on Iraq; scenes shown of an anti-American demonstration in Pakistan. The hunt in Pakistan for Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders reviewed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) The expulsion from Romania of Iraqi diplomats and the Islamic Research Academy’s call for jihad for all Muslims reported.

(Kuwait: Lee Cowan) The impact of the sandstorm season on US troops stationed in Kuwait featured; scenes shown of sand whipping around soldiers and equipment. [US Marine Corps Cpl. Ceasar FLOREZ†, two SOLDIERS - comment.] [US Marine Corps Maj. Chris HUGHES†- comments on the camouflage offered by the blowing sand.]

Rather, Dan;
Plante, Bill;
Martin, David;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Cowan, Lee

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