NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The struggle for former POWs of the first Gulf War, who were tortured by their captors, to get money won in their lawsuit against Saddam Hussein featured; video shown of USMC Lt. Col. Clifford Acree & others in captivity; details given of the administration’s decision to use frozen Iraqi assets to rebuild Iraq instead of awarding it to the soldiers. [Treasury Department David AUFHAUSER- explains the administration’s position.] [Senator Harry REID- says these people are being tortured twice.] [Former POW Navy pilot Jeffrey ZAHN- says the government’s taking the assets sends a message to Iraqis.] [US Army retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- suggests the US should prosecute the torturers.]
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