CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 23, 2006
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(Studio: John King) The US casualties in Iraq updated. Report via broadband introduced.
(North of Baghdad: John Roberts) CNN exclusive on the search in Baghdad for a missing Iraqi-American soldier who served as a translator reviewed; details given about the specifics of the search in a neighborhood, including at a television station that created a diplomatic incident before the American forces departed.
(Studio: John King) Findings of a new CNN poll on whether the US is winning the war in Iraq outlined on screen.
(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) The stunning about face from President Bush's administration about the war as midterm elections approach examined; details given of the plan for the Iraqis to take over their own security as quickly as possible. [Several times in the past, BUSH - says "we will stay the course."] [White House press secretary Tony SNOW - talks about policy.] [Now, BUSH - modifies "stay the course" for change.] [On CNN, Senator Arlen SPECTER - comments on the course in Iraq.] [White House spokesman Dan BARTLETT, Senator Joseph BIDEN - offer views on benchmarks.] [American Enterprise Inst. Norman ORNSTEIN- says the administration is sending a signal they are changing the course.] [American Enterprise Inst. Fred KAGAN- criticizes the policy.]
(Studio: John King; Baghdad: Michael Ware) The strategy, the need for drastic change in the war in Iraq, what the Iraqi security force needs to do while having been penetrated by the enemy, how the current government cannot reach the benchmarks & how the militias took over a city exited by British forces discussed.