CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 2006
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[At Senate committee hearings, Secretary of Defense nominee Robert GATES - says all options are on the table.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Iraq study group's likely call for a gradual phaseout of US troops in Iraq noted.
(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) Options for Iraq, including troop reduction, examined. [Senator Carl LEVIN - says President Bush should call for a phased redeployment of our troops from Iraq & quit calling for patience; states we need to tell the Iraqis they have to save themselves; says it is planned proposal.] [Senator Barack OBAMA - calls for phased redeployment; comments on the security situation in Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live roundtable discussion held with Council on Foreign Relations Steven Cook, Heritage Foundation James Carafano & CNN's John King about the war in Iraq. [KING - says President Bush feels we should not act too quickly.] [CARAFANO - comments on the role of US forces in keeping things between the ethnic groups from getting worse; outlines what the study group will say about the role for US troops in an advisory capacity.] [COOK - comments on the Iraqi security forces & the "logic" of drawing down.]