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Terrorism / Clarke Statements / Blix #751200

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Mar 21, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) The White House denial of former counterterrorism advisor Richard Clarke’s accusations that President Bush ignored the threat from Al Qaeda before September 11 and tried to unfairly punish Iraq featured; statements from Clarke’s interview for “60 Minutes” and excerpt from Clarke’s book “Against All Enemies” Inside America’s War on Terror” quoted. [White House communications director Dan BARTLETT†- defends the president.] [From “Meet the Press,” Senator Edward KENNEDY – asserts a tie between nuclear weapons & Al Qaeda is a lie.] [Senator Arlen SPECTER†- says the inquiries of the 9/11 Commission will show there is a lot of blame on all sides.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix’s criticism of Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq noted. [BLIX – comments on the unsuccessful search for Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.]

Lin, Carol;
Malveaux, Suzanne

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