ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 2003
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(Dallas: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Terry Moran) The coordinated rocket attacks in Baghdad, Iraq, on the oil ministry & the Palestine & Sheraton Hotels featured; scenes shown from outside the hotels & the ministry building & of donkey carts on the street. [USAID contractor Anthony BATEMAN- describes what happened at the hotel.] [Ready First command team commander Col. Pete MANSOOR- says the rockets were on donkey carts.] [Coalition Provisional Authority Gen. Mark KIMMITT- jokes about the donkeys.]
(Dallas: Peter Jennings) The death of two more American soldiers from roadside bombs noted.
(Frederick, Maryland: Martha Raddatz) The dereliction of duty charges against pilots CWOs William Lovett & Robert Jones for telling "National Defense" magazine their planes were not equipped for flying in a war zone examined; details given about the defenseless nature of these small transport planes. [Lovett's attorney Eugene FIDELL- defends the pilots.] [Pilot's wife Lesley BARBER- says it's nuts to use these planes.] Lovett's letter to Representative Saxby Chambliss & the Army's response defending the use of the planes quoted.
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