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Iraq War / Medical Crisis / Saddam’s Yacht #726102

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 11, 2003
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(Baghdad: Dan Rather) The International Red Cross’s statements concerning Iraq’s hospital crisis and the US responsibility for keeping the hospitals running reported.

(Baghdad: Lee Cowan) The hospital crisis in Iraq featured; details given about the replacement of medical personnel, who fled Baghdad in fear, by armed militia and about the accusations of neglect by Americans; scenes shown of the bleak conditions in one hospital and another that had been stripped by looters. [Baghdad’s Aben al-Nafefe Hospital Dr. Edison NORMAN†- says we have no anesthetics, no power, no water.] [Medical volunteer H.D. SALMAN†- wonders why the biggest power in the world cannot protect a little hospital.]

(Baghdad: Dan Rather) The bombing of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s yacht noted; scenes shown of the damaged boat, which has been set adrift off Basra in the Persian Gulf.

Rather, Dan;
Cowan, Lee

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