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Iraq / Saddam's Trial / Clark Interview #810898

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 04, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Miguel Marquez) An insurgent plan to attack the courtroom when former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein goes back on trial tomorrow featured; details given about the 1920 Revolution Brigade & of the violence plaguing the trial. [Voice of Iraqi national security adviser Mouwaffak al-RUBAIE†- {with transcription on screen} says a terrorist group was planning a rocket attack.] [Former US Attorney General Ramsey CLARK - says it is dangerous.] [Human Rights Watch Nehal BHUTA†- raises questions about the trial.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Live interview held with former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke about a possible attack on the courtroom. [CLARKE†- describes what could have happened; assesses the importance for Iraq to hold a trial even if the insurgents try to disrupt it; comments on the US use of attack drones that may have killed Al Qaeda figure Abu Hamza Rabia in Pakistan.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Statement from former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi that a group attempted to assassinate him today in Najaf, Iraq, reported.

Woodruff, Bob;
Marquez, Miguel

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