CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 10, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The exclusion of countries that refused to join the coalition of the willing from reconstruction opportunities in Iraq while American companies, including Halliburton, have been awarded lucrative contracts noted.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The fallout from Germany, France, Russia & Canada over the US reconstruction policy outlined by Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz featured; details given about an investigation of Halliburton’s overcharging for gasoline imported to Iraq. [Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Paul MARTIN- says it’s difficult to fathom.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – says if countries decide to send troops to Iraq, circumstances can change.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) The establishment of a war crimes tribunal in Iraq noted.
(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) More attacks against US forces and Iraqi civilians in Iraq featured; details given about the missile attack on a US military C-17 transport plane and about violence between Sunni & Shiite Muslims at a funeral procession in Baghdad; animation shown; scenes shown from Mosul, where insurgents attacked a gas station and a roadside bomb killed an American soldier, and of the chaos at the funeral.