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Iraq War / Terrorism / Intelligence Report / Brennan Interview #839590

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 24, 2006
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) The leaking of a government intelligence agencies report that links the rise in the terrorism threat to the war in Iraq examined; scenes shown from Baghdad of a car bombing site; details given of the implications of the report findings for the US. [On CNN, Representative Jan HARMAN; on "Face the Nation," Senator John McCAIN - draw different conclusions from the report.] The question of whether White House officials saw this leak of the report as a surprise discussed.

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Taped interview held with former CIA official CBS terrorism consultant John Brennan. [BRENNAN - says Iraq has become a battleground so extremists have an opportunity to fight the Great Satan {US}; outlines what could have happened had we focused on Afghanistan & not Iraq; states the Bush administration has helped make the US a more difficult target for terrorists, but root causes have been left out.]

Reporter(s):
Mitchell, Russ;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:04:10

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