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Iraq / Intelligence Report #765674

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 16, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The bleak outlook for Iraq as revealed in a classified intelligence report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The pessimistic, negative national intelligence estimate that was sent to President Bush in July examined; details given of the growth of the insurgency, increasing US war dead & Iraq's problems in finding a political solution. [On the campaign trail, BUSH - promises stability & democracy as quickly as possible.] [At US bases, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says it's a tough & dangerous business.] [Military historian Frank FUKUYAMA†- doubts an election in the Sunni triangle by January.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The growing danger in Iraq introduced.

(Baghdad: Walter Rodgers) The situation in Iraq featured; details given of the kidnapping of two American & a British contractor; scenes shown from this seek's car bombing in Baghdad. [Army Lt. Gen. David PETRAEUS†- says it's a tough time because Iraqi security forces are not ready.] [Royal Inst. of International Affairs Rosemary HOLLIS†- talks about this "hornet's nest" & raping of a country.] The complicated reasons why things are getting worse in Iraq, including how perception becomes the reality as in Baghdad, discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Rodgers, Walter

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