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Iraq / Bank Heist / Homecomings #727849

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President’s Bush’s appointment of terrorism expert & former diplomat Paul Bremer†† to oversee the political part of Iraq’s transition to democracy reported; scenes shown of Bush & Bremer at the White House.

(Baghdad: Elizabeth Palmer) The theft of almost a billion dollars from Iraq’s Central Bank by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s son Qusay featured; details given of Saddam’s order to remove the cash before the war began; scenes shown of the ruined bank building. [Former bank director Asrar al-BASRI†- says it’s not fair to the Iraqi people.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The homecomings of the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Abraham Lincoln reported; scenes shown from Yokosuka, Japan, and Everett, Washington.

Rather, Dan;
Palmer, Elizabeth

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