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Iraq / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Report #776729

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005
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(Houston: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) Report that President Bush's administration has given up the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq examined; White House photos shown; details given of the conclusion in Charles Duelfer's report that the former regime had no WMD strategy. [October 7, 2002, BUSH - says the evidence indicates Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program.] [August 26, 2002, Vice President Dick CHENEY - says President Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction.] [Today, White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - says we need to review the intelligence accumulated by us & our allies.] [Former US weapons inspector David KAY†- says we were right a year ago: there were no weapons.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI - says the administration owes the people an explanation.]

(Houston: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Barbara Walter) ABCNews exclusive interview with Bush presented. [With wife, Laura, BUSH - says we felt we would find WMDs, so the world is safer without Saddam in power; states it {the war} was worth it.]

(Houston: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the Bush interview on Friday's "20/20" noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
Walter, Barbara

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