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Iraq / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Blair / Fallujah / Home Front #730447

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 09, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Accusations that intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was manipulated for political purposes examined; CIA document quoted. [President BUSH – says they did have a weapons program.] [Senator Carl LEVIN†- says there is evidence of shading the intelligence.] [Former CIA analyst Ray McGOVERN††- says it’s unconscionable to allow the president to say something that’s untrue.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(London: Dana Lewis) The political fallout for British Prime Minister Tony Blair over his support of the war in Iraq featured; poll results cited. [In Parliament, Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan SMITH†- says nobody believes a word the prime minister is saying.] [BLAIR – says the idea that we doctored intelligence reports is false.] [Former Foreign Secretary Robin COOK††- says one should not deploy intelligence to turn parliamentary or public opinion.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The dozens of attacks on US soldiers still in Iraq noted.

(Fallujah: Kelly O’Donnell) The perilous mission of the 3rd Infantry Division, which was reassigned to Fallujah, a stronghold of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein supporters, instead of going home, featured. [3rd I.D. Spc. Jason THOMPSON†, Pfc. Adam GREGORY†, Pfc. David KEYTON†, Sfc. Richard EDWARDS†, Chaplain Patrick RADIGAN‡, Col Eric WESLEY†, Sgt. Jason BALDWIN†- comment on their mission and their morale.]

(Ft. Stewart, Georgia: Kerry Sanders) The hardships for the families of the soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division, who are still in Iraq, featured. [Wife Angela DAVIS‡- comments on the long separation; talks to husband Sgt. Paul Davis on the phone.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Lewis, Dana;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Sanders, Kerry

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