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Iraq / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Wallace #727884

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: Martha Raddatz) The hunt in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction featured; scenes shown of a mobile biological production lab; details given of the ongoing testing in Iraq for chemical & biological agents. [Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen CAMBONE†- says another plausible use for the lab has not been found; restates we will find weapons of mass destruction program.] [February 5, Secretary of State Colin POWELL - talks about the labs.] [Inst. for Science & International Security David ALBRIGHT†- says the intelligence was not very good.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Statements from Gen. William Wallace that Iraq apparently did not try to use weapons of mass destruction examined. [Via videophone, WALLACE - says the enemy was more aggressive that expected; notes an Iraqi commander phoned about the Apache helicopter; comments on "fighting our ass off" on the way into Baghdad.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from the US about the extent of the recovery of Iraqi artifacts & the capture of another Iraqi, Baath Party regional commander Ghazi ‡, reported; scenes shown of the US distributing free gasoline to Iraqis; details given of the WHO report on a cholera outbreak in the south.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
McWethy, John

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