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Iraq / Saddam's Capture / Nordland Interview / The Palestinians #744015

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 15, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Tikrit: Nic Robertson) The coalition's show & tell at the place where former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was captured featured; scenes shown from inside the hole & the small compound where Saddam lived. [4th Infantry Div., 1st Brigade commander Col. James HICKEY†, Capt. Desmond BAILEY, Maj. Steve PITT‡, two SOLDIERS - recount what happened in the operation.] The question of how long Saddam was living in the little house & what it felt like to see the hole discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Newsweek" Baghdad bureau chief Rod Nordland about the reaction to Saddam's capture. [From Baghdad, NORDLAND - describes the subdued mood of the Sunnis in Baghdad & the lack of controversy about whether the captured man was Saddam; states all Iraqis want to see Saddam tried quickly by Iraqis & executed.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) President Bush's press conference following the capture of Saddam featured; details given of what was & was not found at the site & of the nature of the coming trial. [BUSH - says "good riddance" to Saddam & that justice needs international scrutiny.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: John Vause) The reaction in Gaza to the capture of Saddam featured; scenes shown of a Palestinian demonstration in support for Saddam. [PALESTINIAN {thru translator}, Palestinian Academic Society Mahdi Abdul HADI†, two ISRAELIS, government spokesman Avi PAZNER†- comment on the reality with Saddam's arrest.]

Brown, Aaron;
Robertson, Nic;
King, John;
Vause, John

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