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Iraq / Friedman Interview #737269

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Aug 31, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(No location given: Howard Kurtz) Taped interview held with "New York Times" writer Thomas Friedman† about whether criticism of the administration’s handling of Iraq is justified. [FRIEDMAN – says pre-war media coverage of the situation in Iraq was poor; talks about how much Saddam Hussein had driven the country down; states this is the biggest nation-building project in US history; says this was a war of choice that the president turned into a war of necessity; talks about the press’s responsibility to cover the postwar phase.]

Koppel, Andrea;
Kurtz, Howard

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