CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer’s return to Iraq after urgent meetings with President Bush in Washington reported.
(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) Efforts, including Operation Iron Hammer, by the US military & Iraqi police aimed at putting down insurgent attacks in Iraq featured; details given of the suicide attack on an Italian paramilitary police headquarters in Nasiriya and of other attacks; scenes shown. [Coalition forces commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ- says there will be more attacks.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(White House: John Roberts) A new strategy for Iraq based on the CIA report finding that Iraqis are losing faith in the US occupation featured; details given of concerns about the Iraqi Governing Council. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says we want to accelerate the pace of reform.] [BREMER – says we want to encourage the Iraqis to have more responsibility for their own government.] [Iraqi Governing Council Dr. Raja Habib al-KHUZAAI, Sondul CHAPOUK- comment on Iraqi self-governance.] [Congressional Research Service Kenneth KATZMAN- says the resistance is deriving support from the Iraqi population.]