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Iraq / Insurgency / Air Power / Attacks / Policy / Feldman Interview #741680

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The return of the air war in Iraq against anti-US insurgents featured; night military scenes shown. [US coalition commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ†- says we continue to face insurgents in the heart of Iraq.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - comments on the remnants of the old regime.] The question of a disconnect between the military & the political policies discussed.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Matthew Chance) A deadly attack on allied forces in southern Iraq featured; scenes shown from the site of an attack on the Italian compound. [IRAQI - {thru translator} describes what happened.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - reviews what has been going on.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(White House: Dana Bash) The administration's marching orders for turning interim control over to the Iraqis examined; details given of options approved by President Bush & of the grim CIA assessment about the insurgency. [BREMER - comments.] [Earlier, BUSH - says there must be free elections.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - says we have to adapt to the situation on the ground.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live interview held with New York University law school's Noah Feldman about the problem of rebuilding Iraq. [From New York, FELDMAN - says there is on one individual to inspire the trust of the Iraqi people; comments on the deadline for the next report to the U.N.; notes the bottom line is the war is still going on, so there cannot be swift political solutions; outlines how Bremer has to handle the Iraqi Governing Council; reacts to the suggestion of the temporary use of the old Iraqi constitution; outlines what the Iraqis & American need to do; doubts Ahmed Chalabi has the support to be the single leader like Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan; assesses the impact of the insurgents.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Chance, Matthew;
Bash, Dana

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