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Iraq / Attacks / Strategy / Oil #743775

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 07, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The latest violence in Iraq updated.

(Baghdad: Mike Cerre) The aggressive strategy in Iraq of raids & bombing insurgent hideouts reviewed; military scenes shown, including from Mosul, where a US soldier was killed by a bomb. [Coalition troops in Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ - says the number of engagements has been reduced; talks about raids & rebuilding strategies.] [Retired Army Maj. Gen. William NASH†- compares the strategy to that used by Israel.] [Iraqi Governing Council Ghazi Ajil al-YAWAR†- questions using the stick before the carrot]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The growing sophistication of attacks on Iraqi oil fields noted.

(Kirkuk, Iraq: Terry Moran) Oil production in Iraq featured; statistics cited; details given of the major problems in the oil fields, which have limitless potential, but lack security; scenes shown of a facility in the north. [Iraqi oil ministry adviser Thamir Abbas GHADHBAN†- says Iraq evolves around oil.] [US Army Corps of Engineers Bill GRANEY†- talks about the plans.] [National Guard task force Shield Lt. Col. Matt CROKE†- talks about oil fields as targets.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Charges from Senator Hillary Clinton, who returned from a visit to Iraq, that President Bush's administration is using presidential politics to shape policy in Iraq noted. [On "This Week," CLINTON - says we will be in Iraq for years.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Cerre, Mike;
Moran, Terry

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