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Iraq: After Saddam / Postwar Crackdown / Reality Check #730861

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 13, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) A battle north of Baghdad reported.

(Baghdad: Mark Phillips) The push to root out Saddam Hussein loyalists, who are threats to Americans in Iraq, featured; details given about weapons confiscated during Operation Peninsula Strike; night scenes shown of US troops entering the town of Balad; animation shown of the battle. [Coalition ground forces commander Lt. Gen. David McKIERNAN†- says there are bad guys still out there.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Western Iraq: David Martin) A reality check on the war in Iraq so far presented; details given about the pre-war predictions of war planners, involving urban warfare, sabotaged oil facilities and the use of chemical weapons, compared to what actually happened; scenes shown of looted oil facilities. [In May, US Army Lt. Gen. William WALLACE†- speculates on the potential impact of the US Army having arrived in Baghdad 24 hours earlier.] [In April, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – says there’s a list of terrible things that didn’t happen.]

Roberts, John;
Phillips, Mark;
Martin, David

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