NBC Evening News for Friday, May 20, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The fallout over embarrassing photos of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in prison featured; photos, including Saddam in his underwear, from “The Sun” shown; scenes shown of protestors outside the US embassy in London. [Saddam’s lawyer Giovanni di STEFANO- condemns the photos.] [President BUSH – states a photo does not inspire murderers.] [“Al Quds” editor Abdel Bari ATWAN- describes the Arab reaction.] [PROTESTOR – comments on US abuse of Arabs.] Al Jazeera’s refusal to air the pictures noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The views of military analyst retired Gen. Wayne Downing on the damage to the US image presented in his own words. [DOWNING – comments on the impact on US troops in Iraq; says these photos give a lever to Islamic extremists to incite the people.]
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