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Britain / Bush Visit / Security Breach / War Victims’ Families #742227

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(London: John Roberts) President Bush’s visit to Britain, where he defended his decision to wage war in Iraq, featured; scenes shown of Bush with Queen Elizabeth and of protestors outside Buckingham Palace; details given of the security breach by a “Daily Mirror” reporter secretly working as a palace footman. [BUSH – says our duty sometimes requires the violent restraint of violent men; talks about keeping our word in Iraq.] [Stop the War Coalition Lindsey GERMAN†- says the visit is a provocation.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Bush’s meetings with families of victims of the September 11 attacks on America and families of British casualties in Iraq noted.

(London: Mark Phillips) The omission of Iraq war victims’ families who spoke out against the war or against Bush from the list of those invited to meet with Bush featured. [Dead soldiers’ fathers Michael ASTON†, Rob KELLY†- express anger against Bush & British Prime Minister Tony Blair.] [Widow Samantha ROBERTS†- says she was probably not invited because she has been outspoken about Bush & his tactics.]

Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John;
Phillips, Mark

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