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Iraq / Violence / Rebuilding #739403

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 09, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Kevin Tibbles) The continuing volatility in Iraq six months after the fall of Baghdad featured; details given about the suicide bombing at a Baghdad police station and the assassination of a Spanish diplomat; scenes shown. [US Army, 2nd Armored Cavalry Capt. Sean KIRLEY†- describes the bombing.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER – says there will be bad days.] [In New Hampshire, President BUSH – says he was not about to leave the security of the American people in the hands of a madman.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The difficulty for some US firms in securing contracts to help rebuild Iraq featured; details given about how the hiring of lobbying firms helps companies find business in Iraq; firms & individuals with Iraq connections outlined. [American businessman Winton BLOUNT, IV‡ – expresses frustration.] [Common Cause Chellie PINGREE†- says it could look like Washington insiders are engaging in war profiteering.] [Former Congressman Toby MOFFETT†- responds to charges of influence-peddling.]

Williams, Brian;
Tibbles, Kevin;
Myers, Lisa

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