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Iraq / Elections / Violence / A Soldier's Story #777745

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 22, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The registration to vote for Iraqis living outside Iraq & in the US noted; statistics cited.

(Houston: Geoff Morrell) The trip by Iraqis living in the US to register & to vote featured; details given of one man's story. [Houston cardiologist Iraqi National Congress founder Dr. Mahdi al-BASSAM††- says we are sending a message to the insurgents; recounts the beating of his uncle by President Saddam Hussein's regime.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) More violence in Iraq noted; videotape shown of eight kidnapped Chinese construction workers being freed.

(Baghdad: Martha Raddatz) The story of Army Lt. Vincent Tuohey†, who is a Harvard graduate, presented; scenes shown along the airport road termed "Route Irish". [TUOHEY - talks about putting himself in danger because of his leadership role; comments on the insurgents' ability to adjust their attacks.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Special ABC programming from Iraq previewed.

Woodruff, Bob;
Morrell, Geoff;
Raddatz, Martha

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