× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Iraq / Saddam Capture #744409

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Dec 14, 2003
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in an operation called Red Dawn reviewed; scenes shown of the hole where he was found and of celebrations in Baghdad; video shown of Saddam in captivity. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER – says “we got him.”] [4th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Ray ODIERNO†- comments on the search for Saddam.] [President BUSH – says this marks the end of the road for him.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – says the shadow of Saddam is finally lifted from the Iraqi people.]

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The planning & implementation of Operation Red Dawn detailed; video shown. [US forces commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ†- says we received intelligence on the whereabouts of Saddam.] [ODIERNO – recounts the discovery of Saddam in the hole.] The reasons for delaying the announcement of the capture discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Tikrit: Nic Robertson) The reaction in Saddam’s hometown of Tikrit to his capture featured. [ODIERNO – praises the 4th Infantry Division troops.] The fact that Saddam was taken alive and Iraqis’ view of the Americans’ handling of their country discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) The trail of intelligence that led to Saddam’s capture featured; details given about intelligence that may be gained from Saddam, including information on weapons of mass destruction; statement from Representative Porter Goss† quoted. [BUSH – praises intelligence analysts.] [ODIERNO – comments on the interrogation of people close to Saddam.] The degree of Saddam’s cooperation under interrogation and questioning techniques discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) The cautionary reaction of the White House to the capture featured; details given about the impact on the 2004 election. [BUSH – says all Iraqis can now come together; notes we still face terrorists.] [Senator John McCAIN†- says the rest of us can take pride.] [Presidential candidate Senator John KERRY†- says we need a president that recognizes the real war on terror is not Iraq.]

Brown, Aaron;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Robertson, Nic;
Ensor, David;
King, John

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.