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Iraq / Saddam's Capture / Rice Interview #743987

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 14, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The capture by US troops of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in Ad Dawr† near Tikrit announced; military mug shot shown. [President BUSH - says this event bring assurance to Iraq.] People shown celebrating in Baghdad.

(Washington: Jim Miklaszewski) The capture reviewed; scenes & diagram shown of troops on the attack, including the underground hideout. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - says "we got him."] [4th Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. Raymond ODIERNO†- says he probably had several hideouts & he was trapped like a rat.] Pictures shown of Saddam before & after s shave.] [Coalition troops in Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ - says Saddam was a tired man.] The continued hunt for top deputy Ibrahim al-Douri noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tikrit: Richard Engel) The reaction to the capture of an unrepentant Saddam reviewed; scenes shown from inside Saddam's main palace in Tikrit; photos shown of the farm in Ad Dawr, where Saddam was found; scenes shown of the Iraqis supporting Saddam. [ODIERNO - cites the role of the families in giving information.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Taped interview held with National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice† about the capture. [From Washington, RICE - outlines President Bush's initial reaction to news of the capture; states the fight will go & violence will continue; comments on the process of returning sovereignty to the Iraqi people.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Further coverage on "Dateline" noted.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) The reaction in Iraq to the capture featured; scenes shown from the streets of Baghdad & of a truck exploding. [Two IRAQIS - react.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The question of the Iraqi insurgency in light of Saddam's capture examined; scenes shown from a bombed police station in Baghdad & from Saddam's "spider hole." [Former State Department official Richard HAASS†, former US special ops commander Gen. Wayne DOWNING†. former CIA director James WOOLSEY†- offer views of how the capture may effect the insurgency.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The death of an American soldier disarming an explosive device noted.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Engel, Richard;
Aspell, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:12:00

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