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Iraq / Mosque Car Bombing / Najaf / War Cost #736644

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 31, 2003
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(Studio: Mika Brzezinski) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: David Hawkins) The aftermath of the car bombing at a mosque in Najaf, Iraq, that killed Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir†† al-Hakim† featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of the Shiites mourning al-Hakim & blaming Americans for not providing security & of US soldiers hunting for Iraqi insurgents. [Army Maj. Eric SCHWEGLER†- says former regime guys are financing the trigger pullers.]

(Studio: Mika Brzezinski) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The price of the war & reconstruction in Iraq examined; statistics cited on the budget deficit. [President BUSH - comments.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - says the administration will have to ask for more money.] [Heritage Foundation economist Brian RIEDL†- says savings will have to come elsewhere.] [Center for Budget & Policy Priorities Robert GREENSTEIN†- says you have to choose in the budget.]

Brzezinski, Mika;
Hawkins, David;
Orr, Bob

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