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Iraq / Weapons Search / Kay Report / Resistance #739110

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 03, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) President Bush’s interpretation of arms inspector David Kay’s report that no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq featured; details given about the findings of the Kay report. [BUSH – says Saddam Hussein was a serious danger.] [Senator Carl LEVIN†- says what took us to war were statements about weapons of mass destruction.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says they were determined to have the capability to develop chemical, biological & nuclear weapons.] Kay’s statement that Saddam’s weapons program was a bluff noted. [Weapons expert Corey HINDERSTEIN†- comments on the uncertainty about Iraq’s weapons.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Statement from coalition forces commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez†† about the better organization of enemy forces noted.

(Baghdad: Kevin Tibbles) US military tactics to deal with increasing attacks and a constantly changing enemy in Iraq featured; details given about Syrian-trained foreign fighters; scenes shown from the site of an ambush outside Baghdad and of Charlie company troops on patrol. [SANCHEZ – says the enemy is more lethal, complex, sophisticated & tenacious.] [US Army 1st Armored Division Dr. Joe EWERS†, 2nd Lt. David KRETZ†, Pvt. Anthony WOODS‡- comment on US tactics to keep the enemy guessing.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Tibbles, Kevin

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