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Iraq / Saddam Capture / Burns Interview #744424

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Dec 14, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The announcement of the capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reviewed; scenes shown from the press conference in Baghdad; video shown of Saddam’s medical exam. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER – says “we got him”; states this is a great day in Iraq’s history.] [Coalition troops in Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ††- recounts the unfolding of Operation Red Dawn, in which Saddam was found hiding in a hole; says Saddam will never return to a position of power.]

(Tikrit, Iraq: Alphonso Van Marsh) The behavior of the troops that captured Saddam, the 4th Infantry Division, before & after the operation featured; night scenes shown of the troops on their return from the mission.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with "New York Times" reporter John Burns† about Saddam’s capture. [In Iraq, BURNS – comments on the astonishment of the Iraqi people on seeing Saddam in captivity; talks about the adjustment Iraqis will have to make; notes some Iraqis felt sorry for Saddam; says this will change Iraqis’ perception of the Americans’ handling of Iraq’s reconstruction.]

Brown, Aaron;
Marsh, Alphonso Van

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