ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 29, 2003
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The state of the war in Iraq featured; scenes shown of US troops on the job in Baghdad & of British Prime Minister Tony Blair visiting Iraq. [Coalition ground forces commander Lt. Gen. David McKIERNAN- says we will address the combat activities.] [On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says it is possible that Iraq destroyed their weapons of mass destruction.] Statement from deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz in "Vanity Fair" magazine that weapons of mass destruction were focussed on for bureaucratic reasons quoted.
(Washington: Peter Jennings) The military's report that an Iraqi man involved in the murder of thousands of Shiites was mistakenly released noted.
(Baghdad: Claire Shipman) ABCNews exclusive report on Ambassador Paul Bremer, the man who is now essentially ruling Iraq, presented; scenes shown from the streets of Baghdad & from one of President Saddam Hussein's palaces. [On the job, BREMER - comments; says in a postwar period, the army is the police; responds to the "geniuses" who say things could be run better.]