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Iraq / Sovereignty / A Discussion #754227

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 30, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Najaf: Jane Arraf) The background to the handover of sovereignty in Iraq examined; scenes shown from the middle class business district in Baghdad. [Iraqi WOMAN, BUSINESSMAN, COUPLE - {thru translator} offer views on the future for & conditions in Iraq.] The view of the people in Najaf that they want security before democracy explained & the Iraqi distrust of the present government discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Philadelphia Inquirer" columnist Trudy Rubin, Cato Inst. Christopher Preble & retired Army Col. Pat Lang† about the big picture in Iraq. [From Washington, LANG - says we have so many basic misunderstandings of Iraq.; explains why "one man, one vote" won't work there; states we cannot occupy such a large country with so few soldiers.] [From Philadelphia, RUBIN - says Iraqis have to believe they have some interest in the process & can identify with a government; outlines the problems with the Iraqi Governing Council; states we need to train Iraqi security forces.] [From Washington, PREBLE - says the options for us are unpalatable; comments on "partial sovereignty"; outlines the possibilities for Iraq if the US leaves.]

Brown, Aaron;
Arraf, Jane

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