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Iraq War / Rumsfeld & the Generals / Jumper, Christman Interview #826142

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 14, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) All the Angles on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld versus the generals calling for his resignation introduced.

(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The feuding between the civilian leadership & the generals over the war in Iraq & Rumsfeld examined. [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- says this is bad for civil-military relations & bad for the country; states the military's role of providing the best advice.] [Retired Army Lt. Gen. Dan CHRISTMAN†- comments on the sharp military-civilian cleavage; states Rumsfeld has undermined the growth of the Army.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) A "fact check" on what Rumsfeld said in an interview on Al Arabiya TV presented; details given about the issues of the number of troops in the field in Iraq, administration predictions about the war & access to the detainees. [RUMSFELD - says the generals have determined the troop numbers; states he did not predict casualty numbers; comments on "excellent" conditions at the Guantanamo Bay prison.] [February 25, 2003, Army chief of staff Gen. Eric SHINSEKI†- says several hundred thousand soldiers will be needed in Iraq.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with retired Air Force Gen. John Jumper & Christman about whether Rumsfeld should resign. [Last night, retired Army Maj. Gen. John BATISTE†- comments on Rumsfeld.] [JUMPER - talks about dealing with Rumsfeld & being willing to push back; states you have to be sensitive to the troops' morale; assesses the troop levels in Iraq.] [CHRISTMAN - says the issue is whether the generals' views were dismissed; comments on the concern about the secretary's treatment of the generals.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Bill Schneider) The question of whether the generals' criticism of the management of the war will have a political effect on elections, the Democrats' lack of an alternative for the war in Iraq, the discouraging effect of Iraq's inability to form a government, an "Iraq syndrome" & the White House strategy that we are winning the war discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Starr, Barbara;
Johns, Joe;
Schneider, Bill

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