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Iraq / Attacks / Training Camps / Kidnappings / Clarke Interview #789110

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 01, 2005
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(Studio: Terry Moran) A new wave of bombings in Iraq noted; casualties statistics cited.

(Baghdad: Jim Sciutto) The violence in Iraq aimed at destabilizing the new government reviewed; details given about the insurgents' show of force & of US casualty figures; scenes shown from the site of a car bombing & an ambush of Iraqi policemen. [Iraqi police officer Thamer ABED†- {thru reporter's translation} describes what happened.] [Army Maj. Gen. William WEBSTER†- comments on the insurgents.] "Time" magazine recruitment video from a terrorist training camp shown. The impact of the violence on ordinary Iraqis discussed.

(Studio: Terry Moran) Insurgent video of kidnap victim Australian Douglas Wood shown. The capture of three suspects in the murder last fall of kidnapped aid worker Margaret Hassan noted.

(Studio: Terry Moran) Live interview held with former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke about the violence in Iraq & about terrorism. [CLARKE†- says it will take several years of activity to put a dent in the insurgency, which has staying power; assesses the "meaningless" statistics on terrorism; explains two ways to analyze the terrorist threat.]

Moran, Terry;
Sciutto, Jim

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