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Iraq: After Saddam / Unrest / Political Fallout / Home Front / Abizaid #731794

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 27, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Elizabeth Palmer) Signs of returning normalcy amid the chaos in Iraq featured; details given about the week’s violent incidents between Americans & Iraqis and about problems created by the lack of basic services. [Kroll, Inc. Andrew MARSHALL†- comments on coordinated efforts to get the coalition forces to leave.] [US Army S/Sgt. Joseph SHANNON†- comments on getting his hair cut in an Iraqi barber shop.] [Baghdad resident Mazen BEKKAR‡- says the Americans forgot plans.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The political fallout from the escalating attacks in Iraq examined; details given about criticism of the administration’s vagueness about how long US troops will be there and about the unsuccessful search for weapons of mass destruction. [Senator Joseph BIDEN†- says Americans have no idea what we’ve signed them on to.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – says the coalition is taking every step to root out Saddam Hussein loyalists.] [Senator Richard LUGAR†- says we’re going to be there a long time.] [Institute for Science & International Security Corey HINDERSTEIN†- comments on the treatment of the Iraqi scientist who volunteered information on Iraq’s nuclear program.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Hinesville, Georgia: Mark Strassmann) Mounting worries and increasing impatience by families of 3rd Infantry Division soldiers, who remain in Iraq beyond their deployments, featured. [Army wives Debbie BRIGHAM†, Krystal PYLE†- comment on their husbands.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Senate confirmation of Gen. John Abizaid† as head of US Central Command to replace retiring Gen. Tommy Franks reported.

Rather, Dan;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Roberts, John;
Strassmann, Mark

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