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Iraq / Saddam's Capture / Intelligence / Trial / Resistance #743999

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 15, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The capture of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein updated. [President BUSH - says "good riddance."]

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The intelligence benefits from Saddam's capture examined; scenes shown from Saddam's hiding place; details given about what was gotten from the initial interrogation & from associates of Saddam who have been arrested over the last few days. [Former CIA official Bob BAER†- says the documents can be followed up; expects more arrests in the Baathist resistance.] [BUSH - says Saddam will not tell the truth now.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Ad Wahr, Iraq: Mike Cerre) Saddam's hiding places featured; aerial & ground views shown of the cottage, the underground hiding spot & the area. [4th Infantry Div., 1st Brigade commander Col. James HICKEY†- recounts what the surrendering Saddam said.] [Sgt./Maj. Lawrence WILSON†- says it is a "sweet victory."]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The complicated process for a trial of Saddam in Iraq examined; details given about his prisoner of war status. [National Inst. of Military Justice Eugene FIDELL†- outlines what Saddam is required to say as a POW.] [International Committee of the Red Cross Amanda WILLIAMSON†- comments on Saddam's status.] [BUSH - says Iraqis need to be involved.] [U.N. Secretary General Kofi ANNAN††- says the U.N. does not support the death penalty.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Two suicide bombings at police stations in Baghdad noted.

(Baghdad: Jim Sciutto) The resistance in Iraq after Saddam's arrest featured; scenes shown of the damages from the Baghdad bombs; details given of growing nationalism in Iraq opposed to US rule & of the role of foreign fighters.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Arab view of the capture of Saddam outlined; scenes shown of Saddam's medical exam. Statements from the United Arab Emirates, the Palestinians, Jordan & presidential candidates Howard Dean & retired Gen. Wesley Clark noted & quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
Cerre, Mike;
Thomas, Pierre;
Sciutto, Jim

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