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Spain / Madrid Bombings / The Fallout #752240

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 15, 2004
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The personal & political fallout from Thursday's bombings in Madrid, Spain, introduced.

(Madrid: Diana Muriel) The shocking vote in Spain for change with the elections in which Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero†† will become prime minister featured; details given about problems with outgoing Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar's handling of the investigation of the attack & of Zapatero††'s pledge to pull troops out of Iraq; scenes shown from a shrine in Madrid. The status of the investigation focusing around Jamal Zougam†† discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(White House: Dana Bash) The message from the White House about terrorism following events in Spain featured; scenes shown of President Bush walking to his helicopter; details given of the prior support for the war in Iraq by Spain. [State Department spokesman J. Adam ERELI†- says Zapatero's first priority will be to fight terrorism.] [ZAPATERO {thru translator} - says the Spanish troops in Iraq will come back home.] [Senators Richard LUGAR, Chuck HAGEL - assess Spanish policy.] The administration's fear that this will have a domino effect across Europe discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Muriel, Diana;
Bash, Dana

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