CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 03, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(White House: John Roberts) The different conclusions reached by President Bush & the Democrats about arms inspector David Kay’s report on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction featured; details given of the administration’s use of weapons as a justification for the war. [BUSH – refers to WMD-related program activities and equipment that Iraq concealed from the U.N.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI- says there was no imminence of a threat.] [September 8, 2002, National Security Advisor Condoleezza RICE; March 16, Vice President Dick CHENEY – comment on Saddam Hussein’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.] [Former Presidential Council on Foreign Relations Leslie GELB- says before the war, the administration exaggerated the hard evidence.] [June 5, BUSH – says we found mobile biological weapons facilities.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) More violence in Iraq reported.
(Baghdad: Elizabeth Palmer) Changes in the roles of women in Iraqi society featured; details given about the US military’s provision of bigger salaries for government workers. [Iraqi teacher Laila FAHDI- comments on her increased salary.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) The mistaken cancellation of R&R for hundreds of military reservists noted.