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Iraq / Fallujah / Resistance / Prisoner Abuse #754161

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 29, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The deaths of 8 US troops in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, reported.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The violence in Iraq featured; details given of the proposal by former Iraqi generals to lead a militia to restore calm in Fallujah; the Pentagon’s response to the plan quoted; scenes shown from bombing sites in Baghdad and Baquba and from Fallujah. [Iraqi Governing Council Adnan PACHACHI†- says the generals feel they will come to an agreement with the militants.] [Voice of “Christian Science Monitor” reporter Scott PETERSON†- says it’s not clear how much influence the former military members have over the insurgents.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) A report stating that the violence in Iraq is being orchestrated by security officials from President Saddam Hussein’s regime examined; details given of the administration’s struggle to explain how the US got into the war. [To MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – says the Marines are not inclined to allow the terrorists {in Fallujah} to escape; says the president did not ask him about going to war in Iraq.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The full Rumsfeld interview on tonight’s “Hardball” noted. Disciplinary action and a possible court-martial of US soldiers accused of mistreating Iraqi prisoners reported; photos of abuse shown from “60 Minutes II.”

Brokaw, Tom;
Engel, Richard;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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