NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 11, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Figures on US dead & wounded in Iraq cited.
(White House: David Gregory) President Bush’s response to the growing number of casualties in Iraq featured; details given of dampened expectations for an exit strategy as violence increases. [In Crawford, Texas, BUSH – says he grieves for every death; says he disagrees with calls to pull troops out.] [NBC News analyst Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says this level of deployment is not sustainable beyond next summer.] [Senator Jack REED- says the president is not making the point about the difficulty.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Crawford, Texas: Kelly O’Donnell) The vow of Cindy Sheehan, who lost a son in Iraq, to live outdoors near Bush’s ranch until she can meet with him featured; scenes shown of the anti-war demonstration at her campsite. [SHEEHAN – says she wants answers.] [BUSH – says Sheehan has a right to her position.] [Conservative commentator Pat BUCHANAN- warns it is of diminishing returns for her to stay too long.]