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Iraq / Cost / Helicopter Downing / Reservists #741333

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The impact of financing the Iraq war on America’s long-term economic health examined; scenes shown of President Bush signing the bill providing funding for rebuilding Iraq; federal deficit projection cited; Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan quoted; details given of the potential impact on programs such as Social Security and Medicare. [BUSH – comments on America’s resources and will to see the war through to victory.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – says the deficit is manageable.] [PIMCO chief investment officer William GROSS†- worries about the economy in 2 or 3 years.] Greenspan’s comments about job creation noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) More American & coalition casualties and the death in Germany of another soldier who was aboard the Chinook helicopter shot down Sunday noted.

(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The memorial service for the soldiers killed in the attack on the Chinook featured; scenes shown; photos shown of victims CWO Bruce Smith, Lt. Brian Slavenas†, Sgt. Ernest Bucklew†, S/Sgt. Paul Velazquez† & Spc. Brian Penisten†. [3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment CWO Jeff HAMMON†- reacts to the attack.] [3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Col. David TEEPLES†- comments on the pilots’ sacrifice.] [Penisten’s fiancée Johnna LOIA†- relates Penisten’s last words to her.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s announcement that more reserve & National Guard soldiers will be called up for duty in Iraq noted.

(Modesto, California: Byron Pitts) The hardships for reservists in transitioning to full-time soldiers featured; example cited of Air Force reservist M/Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez††, whose construction company and marriage crumbled while he served in Iraq. [Daughter & wife Desiree & Kathy RODRIGUEZ†- comment on their struggle.] [RODRIGUEZ – lists his financial losses; comments on his lawsuit against his creditors.]

Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Dozier, Kimberly;
Pitts, Byron

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