CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) President Bush's speech & evening press conference introduced.
(White House: John King) Bush's address on Iraq featured. [BUSH - says it's a tough time for the American people, that neither Iraq nor the US support an indefinite occupation, that the Vietnam-Iraq analogy is false.] What Bush said about the terrorist threat before September 11 & about Bush's need to make a strong statement about Iraq & the war against terrorism discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The Pentagon reaction to Bush's news conference about the situation in Iraq reviewed; details given about the request from US Central Command commander Gen. John Abizaid for more troops, the need to keep some troops in Iraq longer, where new troops will come from, what is known about the four bodies discovered near the location where the fuel convoy was attacked on Friday with contractors going missing, what is known about the fate of captured truck driver Thomas Hamill.