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Iraq War / Weapons Search / Baath Party #727868

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 03, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report that the US plans to withdraw more than half of its troops in Iraq by this fall and CNN/”USA Today”/Gallup poll results on the search for weapons of mass destruction cited.

(Pentagon: Chris Plante) The Pentagon’s insistence that the US will find proof of Iraq’s production of weapons of mass destruction featured; details given about evidence-collecting methods.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The lingering presence of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party in Baghdad featured; details given about Iraqis’ concerns that former officials could return to influential positions. [Baghdad resident Dr. Amid Abdul HALIM‡- says men who work in the Baath Party are not good men.] [In shadow, former Baath Party OFFICIAL {thru translator} – says Saddam turned the party into a watchdog for the system.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Plante, Chris;
Robertson, Nic

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