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Afghanistan / Karzai / Prisoner Abuse #790707

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 21, 2005
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(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(White House: Bob Kur) The reaction of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai to new reports of prisoner abuse in Afghanistan by American soldiers featured; details given of his plans to ask President Bush for control of prisoners & control of US military operations, of the recent unrest in Afghanistan & the expansion of the drug trade. [KARZAI - says we want strong action.] [Middle East expert Walid PHARES†- says Karzai needs to show himself as politically independent.] [At a meeting, President BUSH - calls Karzai a strong ally.] [In weekly radio address, BUSH - says Afghanistan is seeing a rebirth of freedom.]

Curry, Ann;
Kur, Bob

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