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Elections / The Change / Rumsfeld Resignation / Batiste, Pelosi Interviews #843901

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 2006
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(Washington: Katie Couric) The tidal wave of change after the elections in which the Democrats won the House & may win the Senate & the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld introduced.

(White House: Jim Axelrod) President Bush's replacement of Rumsfeld with former CIA director Robert Gates featured; details given about the situation in Iraq. [BUSH - admits the election was a "thumpin'"; states "fresh eyes" are needed on Iraq; promises to work with people of both parties; comments on the goals in Iraq.] [RUMSFELD - paraphrases Winston Churchill about criticism.] [GATES - speaks about returning to duty.] [On October 25, BUSH - praises Rumsfeld.]

(Washington: Katie Couric; Washington: Bob Schieffer) The selection of Gates, who worked under former President George Bush, to head the Defense Department, & how it might lead to a major overall re-evaluation in Iraq discussed.

(Washington: Katie Couric; Baghdad: Lara Logan) The reaction of the US military & the Iraqi government to the replacement of Rumsfeld discussed.

(Washington: Katie Couric) Live in-studio interview held with retired Army Gen. John Batiste about Rumsfeld. [BATISTE - says Rumsfeld & company made wrong decisions early on in Iraq; states Rumsfeld was arrogant & dismissive & the wrong person in war time & should have stepped down during the Abu Ghraib scandal.]

(Washington: Katie Couric) Taped interview held with Representative Nancy Pelosi about the Rumsfeld resignation. [PELOSI - says the resignation is good news because the implementation of policy in Iraq has been a failure; hopes this will lead to the eventual withdrawal of troops.]

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Axelrod, Jim;
Schieffer, Bob;
Logan, Lara
Duration:
00:08:10

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