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Iraq / Mosque Car Bombing / Investigation / Cost #736627

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 31, 2003
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: John Yang) The aftermath of the car bombing at a mosque in Najaf, Iraq, that killed moderate Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir†† al-Hakim† featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of the Shiites mourning al-Hakim & from the attack site; details given about Iraqis blaming the US. [Iraqi governing council Ahmed CHALABI†- comments.] [Sarah Lawrence College professor Fawaz GERGES†- says the US could find itself in a real war in Iraq.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jake Tapper) The issue of the cost of the war in Iraq examined; details given about the contracts for Halliburton & Bechtel. [Common Cause president Chellie PINGREE†- says much money goes to these big companies.] [August 20, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - talks about civilian contractors.] ["Corporate Warriors" author P.W. SINGER†- says you cannot always depend on private companies.]

Simpson, Carole;
Yang, John;
Tapper, Jake

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