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Iraq / Propaganda War / Saddam Trial #827600

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The furor over a video posted on the Internet by the Mujahadeen Shura Council† showing insurgents in Iraq dragging a burning body said to be an American pilot featured; excerpts shown; map shown of the site of a US helicopter downing at Al Youssifiyah†; details given about Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi’s use of videos as propaganda tools to rally supporters and raise money. [NBC News terrorism analyst Evan KOHLMANN†- says jihad fundraisers want to see American casualties.] [March 28, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – says we are not as clever & quick as the enemy.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: James Hattori) The chaos & confusion during the trial of Iraq's former President Saddam Hussein reviewed; details given of the cross-examination; scenes shown from the Baghdad courtroom. [SADDAM {thru translator} – responds to questions about the execution of civilians in Dujail.] [Saddam’s lawyer Curtis DOEBBLER†- says this is a lynching mob wrapped in the American flag.] [Iraqi politician Mahmoud OSMAN†- comments on Saddam’s effort to accuse the court of complicity with the Interior Ministry.] [Former war crimes prosecutor Pierre-Richard PROSPER†- comments on Saddam’s strategy to create a circus-like environment.]

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Hattori, James

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