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Iraq War / Bush Speech / Abraham Lincoln / Fallujah / Rebuilding #727510

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) President Bush's speech about the end of combat in the Iraq war reviewed; scenes shown of the planes flying in formation & the landing on the carrier the USS Abraham Lincoln & the "mission accomplished banner"; details given about why the war will not be declared over. [BUSH - says any nation with weapons of mass destruction will be confronted; states we are investigating sites for chemical & biological weapons; notes the transition to democracy will take time, so our coalition will stay.] The political power of the pictures of Bush as commander-in-chief noted. What worries the White House about Iraq politically & in the long-term discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The timetable for bringing US troops out of Iraq reviewed & discussed; details given about the ongoing ground operations in Afghanistan.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Fallujah, Iraq: Karl Penhaul) The third incident in Fallujah reviewed; scenes shown of Iraqi demonstrations & of the military presence. [Army Lt. Chris HAGGARD†- says a grenade landed, exploded & damaged a Bradley vehicle.] [3rd Armored Cavalry Reg. Col. Toby GREEN†- expresses concern about anti-coalition sentiment.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jim Clancy) Rebuilding & reconstructing Iraq featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of damaged buildings hit by US air & missile strikes. [Army Maj. Gen. Buford BLOUNT†- says the infrastructure needs to be redone; tells any anecdote about a man who wanted to start a newspaper.] [Construction engineer Saad SALIM†- comments on the technology.]

Brown, Aaron;
King, John;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Penhaul, Karl;
Clancy, Jim

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