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Iraq / Invasion Anniversary #783919

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 19, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Bob Kur) The second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq featured; scenes shown of protests in Europe & the US. [President BUSH - says we have laid the foundation for freedom.] [In radio address, BUSH - talks about the victory for freedom.] [NBC analyst Rachel BRONSON - assesses the problem with post-conflict plans.] [March 19, 2003, BUSH - speaks against an outlaw regime.] [September 2004, BUSH - admits we did not find a weapons stockpile, but he would still make the same decision.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - comments.] The US casualties in Iraq noted.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Charles Sabine) The hardships in Iraq two years later examined; scenes shown from Fallujah, where the unemployed protested; details given about problems with basic services. ["The Baghdad Mirror" editor Abdullah ZHOUAD‡- says the people want jobs & security; opposes the violence.] [ARTIST - comments on the Iraqi situation & the need for hope.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Further coverage of the second anniversary of the war in Iraq on "Meet the Press" noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Kur, Bob;
Sabine, Charles

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