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Iraq War / Bush Speech / Democrats #811049

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 07, 2005
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Bush's speech today about the administration's plan to win the war in Iraq noted.

(White House: Dana Bash) The progress in the war in Iraq featured; details given about what is being done in Mosul, Najaf & Baghdad. [BUSH - says progress in Iraq is real; talks about the state of reconstruction.] [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†- suggests Bush gave a too rosy picture.] [Former deputy Defense Secretary Paul WOLFOWITZ†- says Iraq can finance its own reconstruction soon.] [US Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay KHALILZAD†- admits some mistakes were made with reconstruction money.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Ed Henry) The Democratic response to Bush's speech from Representative John Murtha, who renewed his call for a quick pullout of troops, featured; details given of party concerns about the leftist position of Representative Nancy Pelosi, who came out in support of Murtha's plan. [MURTHA - says we are not making progress on oil production.] [Senator Jack REED - comments.] [BUSH - quotes Senator Joseph Lieberman.] [PELOSI - endorses Murtha's proposal.] Republican Senator Chuck Hagel's statement about the uncertainty in the war in Iraq quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Findings of a new CBS News/"New York Times" poll on the public's view of whether the US should set a timetable for troop withdrawal & of how Bush is handling his job outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana;
Henry, Ed

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