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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The administration's efforts to justify the war in Iraq introduced.

(White House: John King) The new White House offensive on Iraq featured; details given of the policy promotion & of the criticism of administration strategy. [In Chicago, National Security Advisor Condoleezza RICE†- comments on the "threat"; calls Saddam Hussein an "international outlaw."] [Former White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART†- says reorganization indicates a failure.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - says we inform the people.] What is new to say about the administration strategy in Iraq & the coming political debate over funding discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The shakeup putting more control over reconstruction in Rice's hands rather than Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld introduced.

(Colorado Springs: Jamie McIntyre) The cabinet intrigue over Iraq examined; details given from the "New York Times" story that offended Rumsfeld. [In Colorado, RUMSFELD - expresses surprise.] [McCLELLAN - says Rumsfeld was part of the process of forming the rebuilding group; states the Pentagon is the lead agency.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Harris Whitbeck) The dangerous duty in Iraq for the American soldiers controlling the abandoned weapons left behind featured; scenes shown of troops moving live weaponry from ammo dumps. [Coalition ground forces commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ†- cites the quantity of the ammunition.] [1st Armored Div Capt. Brian CARLIN†- says we are making Baghdad safer.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) Turkey's plans to send peacekeeping troops to Iraq examined; details given of the history of Iraq-Turkey relations; details given of Iraqi concern that Turkey will take advantage of Iraq. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - comments on security decisions.] [Iraqi Governing Council member Samir SUMAIEA'IE†- opposes foreign troops.] [Turkish ambassador to Iraq Osman Ali FEYYAZ†- says Turkey wants to contribute to stabilization.]

Brown, Aaron;
King, John;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Whitbeck, Harris;
Arraf, Jane

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