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Iraq War / Rumsfeld & the Generals / A Discussion #826290

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The battle among the generals over Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reviewed; details given from the Pentagon's talking points memo defending Rumsfeld's communication with military leaders & from a letter in the "Wall Street Journal" from some retired generals defending Rumsfeld. [On Rush Limbaugh's radio program, RUMSFELD - comments on the critics.] [Retired Gen. David GRANGE - says they don't like Rumsfeld's style.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped discussion held with three retired generals: Army Gen. John Batiste, Army Brig. Gen. Kevin Ryan & Air Force Maj. Gen. Don Sheppard. [BATISTE - says Rumsfeld dismisses advice & treats people with contempt; states there was dialogue between the commanders in Iraq.] [RYAN - says it would be a bad move for Rumsfeld to resign.] [This weekend, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman retired Gen. Richard MYERS†- says the military bosses should not judge.] [SHEPPARD - explains the administration's counter-attack; states everyone has to be held responsible to the electoral process.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" on retired generals & admirals outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
McIntyre, Jamie

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