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September 11 / Commission Report / Recommendations #761005

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004
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(Boston: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The efforts of the 9/11 Commission members to ensure the adoption of the recommendations in their report featured; details given of talk of raising private money to continue their work and of opposition from the CIA. [9/11 Commission Jamie GORELICK†- comments on talk with major foundations.] [Commission member Richard BEN-VENISTE†- says the next stage is trying to enact our recommendations into law.] [Attorney General John ASHCROFT – comments on efforts to deprive terrorists of funding.]

(Crawford, Texas: David Gregory) The political battle involving President Bush’s initial opposition to the 9/11 Commission and the administration’s barriers to the investigation featured; scenes shown of National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice at Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, where they met to discuss the commission’s recommendations. [Tuesday, Vice President Dick CHENEY – refers to the report’s description of the enemy.] [In May, 2002, BUSH – says the investigation should be done in the intelligence committee.] [Terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY††- cites the administration’s concerns about making the issue a political football in an election year.] [Political analyst Norman ORNSTEIN†- predicts Bush will embrace the report and declare victory.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete;
Gregory, David

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