NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 04, 2005
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) The death of four more US troops in Iraq reported.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Report that deadly explosive weapons called "shaped charges" used by the insurgents are coming from Iran examined; scenes shown of the crater & overturned bomb-out transport vehicle; map shown of the smuggling route from Iran into northeastern Iraq. [Retired Army Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says the charges will go right through an armored vehicle.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - criticizes Iran.] The strange alliance between Shiite Iranians & Sunni Iraqis to drive the US military out of Iraq noted. [Middle East expert Michael LEDEEN- outlines Iran's position.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) The fallout from the death of Marines in Iraq this week introduced.
(Toronto, Ohio: Carl Quintanilla) The changing public support in Ohio for the war in Iraq examined; scenes shown from Ohio of the family of L/Cpl. Brett Wightman, who died this week in Iraq. [Wightman's mother Pam SAVILLE- react to the news of his death.] Inst. for Policy Research poll findings of Ohio's support for President Bush's handling of Iraq outlined on screen. [In Toronto, Ohio, Marine's father Tim ROCK - talks about the slipping poll numbers.] [Ohio State University professor John MUELLER- says Ohio is a close state.] [Two Ohio WOMEN - offer differing opinions on the war.]