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Campaign 04 / Bush vs. Kerry / Iraq War / Doomsday Plan #759495

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 2004
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) President Bush’s defense of his decision to go to war in Iraq as evidence mounts that the decision was based on bad intelligence featured; details given of the impact of the Senate’s scathing criticism of the intelligence quality prior to the war; classified intelligence report on Iraq’s weapons and the CIA document released to the public compared. [BUSH – says {several times} “the American people are safer”; states we were right to go into Iraq.] [Senator John KERRY – says America will only be safer when we get results.] [On “60 Minutes,” KERRY – explains why he voted for the war.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) The need for a doomsday plan in the event the election is interrupted by terrorists examined; election day worries outlined. [US Election Assistance Commission chairman DeForest SOARIES†- says the Constitution gives no one the authority to postpone an election; notes the need for standards for the suspension of voting.]

Smith, Harry;
Plante, Bill;
Stewart, Jim

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