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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 07, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Axelrod) The political implications for President Bush, in the midst of a series of speeches on the war on terror, of a new videotape from Al Qaeda showing Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 hijackers examined; tape excerpts from Al Jazeera shown, including bin Laden meeting with Ramzi bin al-Shibh†; details given of British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s announcement he will step down, due partly to pressure over his support for the war in Iraq; CBS News/"New York Times" poll findings cited. [BUSH – says we will keep steady pressure on Al Qaeda.] [BLAIR – comments.] The Democrats’ naming of Bush’s speeches as the “fear & smear” tour noted. The focus on the war on terror in the upcoming elections discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Axelrod, Jim

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