CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004
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(Baghdad: John Roberts) The explosion of a huge bomb at the Mount Lebanon Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, reported; aerial map shown.
(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The massive blast in Baghdad featured; scenes shown from outside the buildings, the wounded, fire & rescue workers. [1st Armored Div. Lt. Col. Peter JONES, SURVIVOR - comment.]
(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The role of Al Qaeda in Iraq featured; photo shown of Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, the prime suspect in today's & other terrorist attacks to foment civil war; scenes shown of American troops on the job in Iraq.
(Studio: John Roberts) The White House response to this latest attack in Iraq & the future for a self-governing Iraq reviewed. [Vice President Dick CHENEY - says we will stand with the people of Iraq.] [US Inst. of Peace Amatzia BARAM- doubts Iraq can have the capability.]