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Iraq / Baghdad Bombing / Abizaid / Pollack Interview #752462

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004
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(Baghdad: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) The explosion of a huge car bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, featured; video shown of the actual blast, cars & buildings on fire, dead bodies & workers clearing debris.

(Islamabad: Aaron Brown; Baghdad: Walter Rodgers) The Baghdad bombing discussed; scenes shown of buildings on fire; details given of Iraqi concerns about insecurity.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) The administration's position on world terrorism following the latest bombing updated. [President BUSH - says together we are fighting terrorism.] [Vice President Dick CHENEY - says the thugs are trying to prevent the rise of democracy.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - asserts resolve.]

(Islamabad: Aaron Brown) US Central Command commander Gen. John Abizaid's prophetic words presented. [In taped interview two days ago, ABIZAID†- worries about an increase in violence by those wanting to derail the process in Iraq.

(Islamabad: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Brookings Inst. Saban Center Kenneth Pollack about the terrorist bombings. [From Washington, POLLACK - says the insurgents in Iraq are trying undo the entire reconstruction effort by creating a civil war; states there are not enough trained personnel in Iraq to do the job; says today's bombing is not a "major event."]

Brown, Aaron;
Arraf, Jane;
Rodgers, Walter;
Malveaux, Suzanne

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