CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 04, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The message in the videotape from Al Qaeda deputy commander Ayman al-Zawahiri threatening the US & Britain if it does not pull out of Iraq reported.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The bomb blast that flipped an armored transport vehicle killing 14 Marines examined; scenes shown of the blast crater; details given of the death of four Marines in Baghdad & Ramadi & of the interception last week of a shipment of professionally made explosive devices designed to penetrate armor. [President BUSH - says "we will stay the course" in Iraq.] [US military spokesman Brig. Gen. Donald ALSTON- talks about the lethal bombings.] [January 15, two SOLDIERS - say the bombs are getting bigger.] The reports on insurgent casualties discussed.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Bush's condolences to Brook Park, Ohio, the home of the Marine reserve battalion hit twice this week, noted.
(Brook Park: Byron Pitts) The price of freedom for Ohio reservists & their families featured; scenes shown from Brook Park; statistics on National Guard troops killed in Iraq versus the Vietnam war cited. [Victim's parents Paul & Rosemary SCHROEDER- talk about their son's thoughts about coming home; show the oak tree planted on their son's birth.] [Brook Park RESIDENT - raises questions about the war.]