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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 30, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A shocking level of violence in Iraq with bomb attacks reported; scenes shown from Baghdad.

(Baghdad: Michael Holmes) This week's string of bloody attacks as US & Iraq troops continue their operation to curtail sectarian fighting reviewed; scenes shown of damages in Baghdad; details given of bombings in Hillah & Baquba.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Bush's plans for a series of speeches to promote the war in Iraq noted.

(Nashville, Tennessee: Ed Henry) The mission in Iraq that is being defended by the administration examined; details given of the two-pronged strategy. [BUSH - says these are important times & the issues should not be politicized.] [Last week, BUSH - says he will not question the patriotism of someone who disagrees with me.] [On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - recalls the cynicism among Western democracies in World War II; states now another enemy has made clear its intentions.] [DNC chairman Howard DEAN - criticizes Rumsfeld.] [Earlier this month, Vice President Dick CHENEY - criticizes the defeatism of the Democrats.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Holmes, Michael;
Henry, Ed

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