CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The death of six more American soldiers in the uprising in Iraq reported.
(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The continued guerrilla uprising reviewed; details given about the kidnapping of foreigners, and the takeover of Al Kut, Kufa, & Najaf by a militia loyal to Sheik Muqtada al-Sadr; scenes shown of the hostages & of fighting against Sunni Muslim insurgents in Fallujah; video claiming to show a Saudi Arabian militant targeting an American vehicle shown. [US Marines Lt. Col. Gregg OLSON- comments on the enemy’s use of civilians as shields.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Wyatt Andrews) The threat to US plans for Iraq’s new government from the Shiite armed resistance examined; details given of the Shiites’ feeling of humiliation by the US occupation and their opposition to the US-brokered Iraqi constitution. [Senators Charles HAGEL, Joe LIEBERMAN, US Institute of Peace Mamoun FANDY- note the risk of losing Iraq.] [Voice of “Los Angeles Times” reporter Alissa RUBIN- says it’s a very serious situation.]