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Iraq War / Baghdad #842778

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 25, 2006
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Minnesota senatorial candidate Representative Mark Kennedy's campaign ad supporting the war in Iraq shown.

(Studio: John King) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: John Roberts) The war in Iraq to secure Baghdad featured; scenes shown from the Huria neighborhood where the mission is to stop sectarian violence; details given of the strategy to chase out the militias so the Iraqi police & army can take over & about the tangle web of Iraqi politics. [Army Lt. Col. Al KELLY - talks to the neighborhood; states Sunnis have already been moved out.] [Multinational force commander Gen. George CASEY - comments on the mission.] [Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffaq al-RUBAIE†- says the coalition does not understand the country.] [Capt. Edwin MATTHAIDESS†- comments on militia strategy.]

(Studio: John King) Kennedy's campaign ad replayed. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Michael Ware) The question* of who is the enemy in Iraq examined; scenes shown of a Bradley fighting vehicle blowing up & of various battle scenes; details given about how there are groups within groups {of Sunnis or Shiites} & factions within factions & about the agendas of the Sunni nationalists & the Sunni Islamists & of Al Qaeda & the groups aligned with them. [CASEY - says it looks confusing....] How the groups in the middle are willing to talk to the US discussed.

King, John;
Roberts, John;
Ware, Michael

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