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Iraq / Attacks / Rice Visit / Marine's Death #790051

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 15, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice†'s surprise visit to Iraq to urge patience on a day of more attacks & problems with Shiite-Sunni power sharing examined; details given of her three main messages for the Iraqi government, of the discovery of executed bodies & of the religious makeup of the group that will write the constitution; scenes shown from the sites of suicide bombings. [With NBC News, RICE - says what has been achieved is remarkable, but the insurgents see their chances diminishing; notes Iraqis have to be persistent in the political process.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The impact of the US military offensive along the Iraq-Syria border dubbed Operation Matador introduced.

(New York: Rehema Ellis) The story of an Ohio couple, who lost a Marine son, L/Cpl. Wesley Davids, in the battle in Iraq, presented; details given about the injuries to Davids' squad when the vehicle hit a mine; photos shown of Wesley. [Father Mike DAVIDS†- describes his reaction to the news of his son's death & why his son joined the service.] [Mother Jody DAVIDS - says Wes loved his country.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Engel, Richard;
Ellis, Rehema

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