CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 19, 2004
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(Islamabad: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(New York: Jeff Greenfield) How the war with Iraq was sold to the American people examined; details given of the overriding question of whether the war in Iraq is good or bad for the war on terrorism. [President BUSH - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein aids terrorists like Al Qaeda.] [March 2004, BUSH - says he chose to defend America; states the fall of the Iraqi dictator has removed instability in the Middle East.] Findings of a CNN/"USA Today" poll of the Americans' belief in a link between Saddam & the September 11 terrorist attacks cited. Statements critical of the Iraq war from Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix & the Democrats noted. [Senator John KERRY - says a failed state in Iraq would become a haven for terrorists.]
(Islamabad: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "New York Times" David Sanger. [From Las Vegas, SANGER - says the administration is trying to show the accomplishments coming out of the war in Iraq, but it has been interrupted by questions about the conduct of the war coming from Europe; notes members of the coalition have been peeling away since the Madrid, Spain, bombings; comments on the possibility of chaos in Iraq following the transition.]