CNN Evening News for Friday, May 30, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The hunt in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction examined; details given of different explanations from the administration about the weapons' presence. [1st Marine Expeditionary Force commander Lt. Gen. James CONWAY- says he is surprised we have not uncovered weapons.] [Defense Intelligence Agency Maj. Gen. Keith DRAYTON- outlines what could have happened to the weapons.] [In radio interview, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the war was not waged under false pretexts.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR- says intelligence was not invented.] The "Vanity Fair" press release alleging deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said WMD was stressed for "bureaucratic reasons" & the Pentagon's response quoted.
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