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Iraq War / Casualties / Rumsfeld Memo / Iraqi Poll / Gordon Interview #846487

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The death of four more US servicemen in Iraq, President Bush's meeting with Iraqi Shiite cleric Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the discovery of over 100 bodies in Iraq & Wednesday's release of the Iraq study group report noted.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's terse memo to the White House calling for a major adjustment in administration strategy for Iraq examined; details given {with quotes} about his illustrative options. [November 9, RUMSFELD - says this phase has not been going well enough.] [On "Today," Representative John MURTHA - says that's what he said a year ago about the war.] [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†, Senator John CORNYN†, Center for Strategic & International Studies Michele FLOURNOY†- offer views on the memo & Rumsfeld.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) Iraq Center for Research & Strategic Studies poll survey findings that a majority of the Iraqi people want the US to leave examined; scenes shown from the site of a triple bombing in Baghdad; survey statistics on the views of Iraqis cited. [In shadow, survey team MAN - {thru translator} comments on the situation & policy in Iraq.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "New York Times" reporter Michael Gordon about Iraq. [From Washington, "Cobra II" co-author GORDON - talks about the memos from Rumsfeld & national security adviser Stephen Hadley, which did not match with their public statements; clarifies some of Rumsfeld's earlier views on troops in Iraq & the memo; expresses surprise about the memo being a laundry list of ideas rather than a developed strategy; comments on the Baker commission report & how the White House will react to it, since the administration has its ongoing view of the war.]

Cooper, Anderson;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Robertson, Nic

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