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Iraq / Uprising / Political Battleground / Biden Interview #752393

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Joe Johns) The political background to the uprising in Iraq examined. [On radio, voice of presidential candidate Senator John KERRY - speaks about the arrogance of foreign policy.] [Senator John McCAIN - says Iraq is not another Vietnam.] [Senator Robert BYRD - says he hears echoes of Vietnam.] [Senators Saxby CHAMBLISS, Tom DASCHLE - respond.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with Senator Joseph Biden about Iraq. [From Washington, BIDEN - reviews the power struggle in Iraq for the heart & soul of the Shiite majority & the continuation of the struggle with the Sunnis in Fallujah; states we don't have a clear plan for the turnover of power on June 30; suggests the political dynamic be turned over to the U.N. & NATO to legitimize the incoming government & the electoral process; reiterates a presidential plan must come forward about the future of Iraq; calls this a "fateful moment"; outlines the struggle within the administration between the military & State Department & Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld & the others.]

Brown, Aaron;
Johns, Joe

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