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Iraq / Saddam's Capture / The Reaction #743960

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 14, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The capture by US troops of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announced; scenes shown of the reaction in Iraq. [President BUSH - says Iraqis can now build a new Iraq.]

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The special forces mission to find Saddam reviewed; scenes shown from the Tikrit area & of the bearded captive; details given of the intensive search that led to a small walled compound & the "spider hole." [Coalition troops in Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ - says no shots were fired.] [4th Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. Raymond ODIERNO†- says the local families gave us the information; describes Saddam's condition when he came out of the hole in the ground.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - announces "we got him."] [Iraqi Governing Council MEMBER - describes his condition & defiance.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Martin Seemungal) The reaction of Iraqis to the capture featured; scenes shown from the streets of Baghdad & other cities of demonstrations over Saddam's capture. [Kurdish regional leader Dr. Barham SALIH†- says he represented tyranny & the nightmare is over.] [In Tikrit, IRAQI - says they can't catch Saddam.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced. {Note: local weather bulletin on screen.}

(White House: Terry Moran) President Bush's reaction to the capture featured; timetable of the news reports to the President outlined on screen; details given of the politics that could help Bush. [BUSH - says now the dictator will face justice.] [In address, BUSH - tells people they will no longer have to fear.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - calls for reconciliation.] [ANALYST - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The reactions from German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder††, French President Jacques Chirac, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, from Jordan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Egypt quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
Seemungal, Martin;
Moran, Terry

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