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Iraq / Operation Sidewinder / Saddam’s Fortune #732041

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 30, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ron Allen) The US military’s Operation Sidewinder, a campaign to crack down on Iraqi guerrilla fighters, featured; map shown of the target area; details given about the difficulty for American soldiers in trying to win the trust of the Iraqi people; statement from Amnesty International that the US is holding prisoners in cruel & degrading conditions noted. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – comments on dealing with the remnants of Saddam Hussein’s regime.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The determination of IRS agent Scott Schneider† to track down Saddam’s fortune, possibly billions of dollars stashed around the world, featured; details given about the interrogation of Barzan al-Hassan†, Saddam’s half-brother who was Iraq’s ambassador to Switzerland, where some of the money may be held. [SCHNEIDER – talks about his mission.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Injuries to NBC sound engineer Jeremy Little†† in an Iraqi attack; the arrest by American forces of the US-appointed mayor of Najaf; the release of pictures of the first commercial tanker loading oil at an Iraqi terminal and the official retirement of Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix noted. [BLIX – comments on the US failure to find weapons of mass destruction.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Allen, Ron;
Williams, Pete

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