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Iraq / Baghdad Rocket Attacks / Two Pilots #742317

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.

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Raddatz, Martha

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