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Iraq / Bush’s War Plan / Hostages #753543

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Apr 18, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Washington: Elaine Quijano) The explosive allegations in Bob Woodward’s book “Plan of Attack,” featured; details given of Woodward’s claims about the administration’s activities in the run-up to the war in Iraq; excerpts quoted. [National Security Advisor Condoleezza RICE – defends the administration’s redirection of funds from Afghanistan to Iraq.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- confirms Woodward’s account of Vice President Dick Cheney showing a war plan map to Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince Bandar.] Rice’s denial that Prince Bandar knew about the decision to go to war before Secretary of State Colin Powell noted.

(Studio: Carol Lin; Washington: William Schneider) Woodward’s charges about President Bush’s determination to go to war in Iraq and a possible agreement with the Saudis to lower oil prices discussed; Rice quoted about when the decision for war was made.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Casualty figures cited. A phone call from former POW Jessica Lynch and her mother to extend sympathies to the family of captured American soldier Pfc. Matt Maupin noted.

(Batavia, Ohio: Chris Lawrence) Support for Maupin’s family in Batavia, Ohio, featured; details given of an offer of help from Rev. Jesse Jackson†. [Batavia RESIDENT – talks about Matt.] [JACKSON – says negotiation & prisoner swap must not be out of the picture.]

Lin, Carol;
Quijano, Elaine;
Schneider, William;
Lawrence, Chris

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