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Iraq / Attacks / War Crimes Tribunal #743314

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 2003
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Death of a US soldier in Iraq from a roadside bomb; statement from US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer that more attacks will occur to try to destabilize the country & the report of a special Iraqi tribunal to prosecute war crimes & genocide during Saddam Hussein's regime reported.

(Baghdad: Jeffrey Kofman) The scope of the special tribunal examined; examples cited of former leaders who could be brought to trial & of some of the crimes against humanity; details given of the current state of the justice system in Iraq. [Iraqi Governing Council Dr. Mahmoud OTHMAN†- says Iraqis wait for the trials.] [Former US ambassador for war crimes issues David SCHEFFER†- says the track record for a credible trial process is not there.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) President Bush's naming of former Secretary of State James Baker as his point man in dealing with Iraq's debt to other counties noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Kofman, Jeffrey

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