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Iraq / Saddam's Money / Iraqi Paramilitary #743114

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the money trail in Iraq introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) ABCNews exclusive look at what happened to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's money taken out of the Central Bank by his sons examined; Saddam's March 19, 2003, handwritten note to the bank quoted; details given that 132 million dollars in new US currency is missing. [IRS criminal investigation Jeff SANDY†- says the cash was put in cases.] [US Treasury official Juan ZARATE†- says the money could be fueling attacks against the US in Iraq.] [Council on Foreign Relations retired Maj. Gen. William NASH†- talks about the "market price" in Iraq.] Diagram shown to illustrate how the cash got to Iraq using a London bank as go-between.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jeffrey Kofman) US plans to create a new paramilitary fighting force better suited for guerrilla war in Iraq against the insurgency examined; scenes shown of Iraqis being trained; details given about the makeup of this new anti-terrorism force using private Iraqi soldiers trained by Iraq & the US. ["Inventing Iraq" author Toby DODGE†- calls this a bad idea.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Photo shown of Iraqis arrested yesterday wearing yellow hoods with "black list" written on the prisoners.

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian;
Kofman, Jeffrey

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