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Iraq War / Abizaid #844600

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 15, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The appearance by US Central Command commander Gen. John Abizaid before the Senate Armed Services Committee reviewed; details given of his positions on the war in Iraq. [ABIZAID - says the ability to sustain a bigger militant commitment is not there; states more troops would have been advisable in 2003; adds "despair" is not a method.] [Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. Michael MAPLES†- comments on the increasing violence.] [Senator John McCAIN - questions the state of the war after the people said conditions are not acceptable.] [Senator Hillary CLINTON  - says hope is not a strategy.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Live interview held with committee member Senator Carl Levin about Abizaid. [LEVIN - says Abizaid was saying "stay the course"; states we cannot save the Iraqis from themselves so the civil war has to be their choice.]

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David

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