NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Statement from President Bush about Al Qaeda, terrorism, Iraq & freedom reported.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Taped interview held with Secretary of State Colin Powell about the war in Iraq. [POWELL - says his position on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction reflected the best intelligence; states there is evidence of dual-use capability in Iraq's programs; defends the intelligence community & its information about Libya & Pakistan; admits Iraq is a difficult issue for many countries in the coalition; asserts there will be a US presence in Iraq after political power is turned over; says he serves at the "pleasure of the president," who will be re-elected.] The political flap over Senator John Kerry's statement that foreign leaders want President Bush to be beaten noted.