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Iraq / Saddam Trial / Bush / Hostages #819098

FNC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 07, 2005
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein updated; details given on Saddam skipping court, and 2 more witnesses describing torture; courtroom scenes shown. President Bush's speech on the Iraq war reviewed. [BUSH – says he rejects pessimism.]

(White House: Carl Cameron) President Bush's speech on the war in Iraq reviewed; details given on criticisms of Bush's Iraq policies and his rejection of retreat. [BUSH – says the war is a difficult process; says withdrawing on a timeline would endanger the US.]

(Washington: Brian Wilson) House Democrats' call for Bush to have a bipartisan meeting about Iraq reported; details given on mixed feelings about Representative John Murtha's troop withdrawal plan. [Representative Nancy PELOSI†- says status quo in Iraq isn't helping anyone.] [In a Monday radio interview, voice of Democratic National Committee chair Howard DEAN†- says we're not going to win.] [Senator Ben NELSON†, 2 CONGRESSMEN – disagree with Dean.] [MURTHA†- clarifies his plan.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) North Dakota resident Ed Schulz's statement that the latest American taken hostage in Iraq is his brother Ronald Schulz noted.

Smith, Shepard;
Cameron, Carl;
Wilson, Brian

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