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Iraq War / Baghdad Bombings / War Strategy #846403

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 02, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Multiple bomb explosions in Baghdad, Iraq, reported.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) The car bombings in a shopping area featured; scenes shown from the site, the wounded & burning cars in Baghdad & of bodies of insurgents killed in Samarra; details given about power broker Abdul Aziz al-Hakim. [NBC military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS†- says the objective of the attacks is to destabilize the government.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: Kevin Corke) A secret classified memo from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld just before he left office about war strategy & the coming recommendations in the Iraq study group report examined; memo about options for Iraq quoted; details given about President Bush's planned meeting with Hakim. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†- says the political pressure comes because we are losing the war; outlines what the American people want.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Tomorrow's topics & guests on "Meet the Press" noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Aspell, Tom;
Corke, Kevin

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