NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) An anti-Israel/anti-US demonstration in Baghdad by Shiite Muslims shown.
(Washington: David Gregory) The backlash from yesterday’s grim testimony about the possibility of civil war in Iraq featured; details given of Senator Hillary Clinton’s call for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign; “New York Times” column by Thomas Friedman quoted. [Yesterday, US Central Command commander Gen. John ABIZAID, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Peter PACE- say Iraq could move towards civil war.] [In interview on “Hardball,” Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE- says it’s not civil war.] [Senator Carl LEVIN- calls for a phased redeployment out of Iraq.] [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON- comments on the possibility of partitioning Iraq.]