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Iraq War / US Policy / The Home Front #840886

CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 06, 2006
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(Studio: John Roberts) The sobering numbers from the war in Iraq reviewed.

(Baghdad: Arwa Damon) The US military operation in Iraq featured; scenes shown of soldiers on patrol "chasing ghosts" in the streets of Baghdad. [Army Lt. Daniel QUINN†- speculates about the ghost shooter.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shown arriving at the Baghdad airport wearing a flak jacket.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The changing view from Republican Senator John Warner of the war in Iraq featured; details given of concerns that US policy in Iraq is failing. [WARNER - says if the level of violence is not under control, we may determine if a change of course is needed; states we have to stand behind the military operation.] [Army retired Col. Doug MacGREGOR† - says we have no business occupying central Iraq & must depart.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Fairbanks, Alaska: Dan Simon) The reaction back home to the lengthening tours of duty in Iraq for American troops examined; details given of the resolution from the assembly in Fairbanks, Alaska, calling for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign. [Soldier's wife Michelle CUTHRELL†- talks about the countdown till her husband's return.] [Resolution co-sponsor Frank BARTOS†, Fairbanks residents David DELONG†, Rex FISHER†- say the buck stop with Rumsfeld's office.] [SOLDIER, soldier's wife Sue ULIBARRI†- defend the mission in Iraq.] Elements of the ordeal for the troops & their families discussed.

(Studio: John Roberts) The "raw data" on casualties among Iraqi police officers & civilians outlined on screen.

(Studio: John Roberts) The testimony today by Navy PO Melson Bacos†† at the trial of seven Marines for killing an Iraqi civilian last year reported; scenes shown of Bacos.

Roberts, John;
Damon, Arwa;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Simon, Dan

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