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Bush / Woodward Book #753370

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 2004
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(Los Angeles: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The disclosures in Bob Woodward’s book “Plan of Attack” featured; details given of Woodward’s charges, including the claim that Secretary of State Colin Powell was kept out of White House discussions about the war in Iraq, and that President Bush & Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had made the decision to go to war while publicly denying it. [POWELL – denies Woodward’s charge that Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar knew about plans for the war in Iraq before he did.] [WOODWARD – describes a meeting between Vice President Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld and Prince Bandar.] [In January, 2003, RUMSFELD – says the president has not made a decision.]

(Los Angeles: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The White House rebuttal of charges that it redirected money from an Afghanistan war appropriation to pay for Iraq war preparations and that Prince Bandar agreed to lower oil prices to help Bush get re-elected.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Gregory, David

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