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Iraq / Saddam Capture #744036

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 15, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein noted.

(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The aftermath of Saddam’s capture reviewed; details given about other arrests based on documents he carried and about continuing attacks against Americans in Iraq; scenes shown from the site of a car bombing at a Baghdad police station and of Iraqis celebrating Saddam’s capture. [1st Armored Division Brig. Gen. Mark HERTLING†- announces the capture of other “key individuals”; notes the resistance will not stop.] [US SOLDIER – says there could be attacks on us at any time.] [Iraqi Governing Council Dr. Mowaffak al-RUBAIE†- describes Saddam’s demeanor after his capture.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tikrit, Iraq: Thalia Assuras) Saddam’s hideout and the surroundings visited; scenes shown of the compound and the “spider hole” where he was found; animation shown. [4th Infantry Division Maj. Bryan REED†- recounts Saddam’s words upon his capture.] [4th I.D. Col. James HICKEY†, Capt. Desmond BAILEY†- react to the capture.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) President Bush’s reaction to the capture featured; details given of his comments about the 2004 presidential campaign. [BUSH – says “good riddance”; says Saddam’s fate will be up to the Iraqi citizens; responds to charges from presidential candidate Howard Dean that he was warned in advance by Saudi Arabia about the September 11 attacks.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The particulars of the upcoming trial for Saddam examined; requirements for a fair Iraqi trial outlined. [BUSH – says the Iraqis need to be involved in the process.] [Heritage Foundation Paul ROSENZWEIG†- says this should be seen as justice done by those most aggrieved by Saddam’s crimes.] [NYU law professor Noah FELDMAN†- says Saddam is likely to argue he was not responsible for {war crimes.}] The possibility of a death sentence noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(London: Mark Phillips) The reaction of the Arab world to Saddam’s capture featured. [Two PALESTINIANS – react.] [“Al Hayat” editor Hazem SAGHIEH†- comments on Saddam’s image in captivity as opposed to his image while in power.] [“Al Quds” editor Abdel Bari ATWAN†- comments on the belief that Saddam was drugged.]

Rather, Dan;
Dozier, Kimberly;
Assuras, Thalia;
Roberts, John;
Orr, Bob;
Phillips, Mark

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