NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 13, 2005
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(St. Paul: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The limitations to elections in Iraq because of the increasing violence featured; details given of concern that Sunnis will boycott the elections; scenes shown from the site of the assassination of 2 aides of Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. [At the Pentagon, President BUSH – states we have to never lose our will.] [From “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” Secretary of State Colin POWELL – warns that the insurgents may be emboldened by low voter turnout.] [Former National Security Council official Geoffrey KEMP- says the elections are going to be flawed.] [1st Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. John BATISTE- comments on the preparations for election-day violence.]