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Iraq / CIA Report / Tikrit #777503

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 14, 2005
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) The findings of the CIA report, “Mapping the Global Future,” on terrorism in Iraq reviewed; details given of the warning that the pre-election violence could provide recruitment & training for a new class of terrorist; scenes shown of recent car bombings. [President BUSH – asserts his belief that everybody desires to live in a free world.] [Former CIA agent Michael SCHEUER†- says Iraq is a magnet for Mujahadeen all over the world.] Bush’s concession that his challenge to insurgents, “bring it on,” was a mistake noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) The deaths of 4 more US soldiers in Iraq reported.

(Tikrit, Iraq: David Martin) The tough job of securing Tikrit, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s hometown, featured; scenes shown of 1st Infantry Division Charlie Company on patrol. [Charlie Company Capt. Aaron COOMBS†- comments on the “small victories” of the Iraqi police; describes the danger that remains from insurgents.]

Rather, Dan;
Plante, Bill;
Martin, David

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