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Campaign 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Bush's Military Record #765619

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 12, 2004
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced. {Note: Local weather bulletin on screen.}

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) The questions raised about the new documents aired by CBS about President Bush's National Guard Service reviewed; details given about the documents written by Bush's then-squadron commander Lt. Col. Jerry Killian & questions about their authenticity, including retired Maj. Gen. Bobby Hodges's belief the documents are not authentic. Statement from CBS News quoted. [Writer Howard FINEMAN - says both camps feel there are few undecided voters.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kelly O'Donnell) The new tactic from Senator John Kerry's camp of pitting Secretary of State Colin Powell against Vice President Dick Cheney featured. [In Detroit, Senator John EDWARDS - says Powell says there are no connections between Iraqi President Saddam Hussein & the September 11 attacks.] [On "Meet the Press," POWELL - says there is no direct connection....] [In June on CNBC, CHENEY - speaks about the contacts between Iraq & Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††.] [In 2003, 2004, CHENEY - makes connections.] The White House defense of the invasion of Iraq as part of the global war on terrorism while Kerry calls them separate events noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Jordan, Rosiland;
O'Donnell, Kelly

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