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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 26, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) A series of major coordinated insurgent attacks across Iraq noted.

(Baghdad: Jim Maceda) The suicide bomb attack in Mosul & other sites featured; scenes shown of the damages at three different sites; details given of reports of secret meetings between US officials & insurgent groups, including terrorists. [NBC military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS†- says it {the insurgency} is fragmented.] [On CNN, US Central Command commander Gen. John ABIZAID - likens the war to a marathon.] [On "Meet the Press," Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says insurgents are killing Iraqi people.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) President Bush's Tuesday night speech on Iraq noted.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) The administration's need to rebuild support for the war in Iraq examined. [RUMSFELD - says we are not losing in Iraq.] [On Friday, BUSH - says we are there to complete a mission.] [On "Meet the Press," RUMSFELD - cites the positive side.] [On Thursday, Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says the public is viewing this more & more like Vietnam.] Statement from Senator Chuck Hagel about the war quoted. [Political analyst Charles COOK - says it will be hard for the president to turn it around.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Maceda, Jim;
Jordan, Rosiland

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