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Iraq War / Blair / De Mello Funeral #736540

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 28, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(London: Tom Fenton) British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s appearance at the Royal Courts of Justice to defend the case he made for going to war against Iraq featured; scenes shown of crowds outside the court; Blair’s defense quoted; details recalled of the investigation of British nuclear scientist David Kelly, who committed suicide. [Sept 24, 2002, BLAIR – comments on the immediate threat of Saddam Hussein’s chemical & biological weapons.] [“The Independent” Michael BROWN†- comments on Blair’s political future.]

(Studio: John Roberts) The death of a British soldier in a shootout in Iraq, and the funeral service in Geneva, Switzerland, for U.N. envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed in the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, noted; scenes shown.

Roberts, John;
Fenton, Tom

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