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(Southern California: Tom Brokaw) The death of another American soldier in a rocket attack in Iraq, the death of one of Baghdad’s deputy mayors and the assassination of an Iraqi journalist reported.
(Baghdad: Jim Miklaszewski) The belief that former members of Saddam Hussein’s regime & foreign terrorists, led by Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former number 2 man in the Iraqi government, are directing the escalation in violence examined; details given about al-Douri’s background; scenes shown from the site of a car bombing in Fallujah. [Coalition forces commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ- says there are indicators the two groups are working together.] [Terrorism expert M.J. GOHEL- lists what al-Douri could provide for terrorists.]
(Southern California: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(White House: Norah O’Donnell) President Bush’s press conference, in which he defended his foreign policy and addressed the latest attacks in Iraq, featured. [BUSH – says they’re not going to intimidate America or brave Iraqis; mentions Iraqi schools & hospitals opening; comments on his request for funding Iraq’s reconstruction; comments on the “Mission Accomplished” sign on the USS Lincoln on May 1.]
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Miklaszewski, Jim;
- O’Donnell, Norah
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