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Iraq War / Study Group Report / A Discussion #846561

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 06, 2006
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(Washington: Katie Couric) The death of 10 more US soldiers in Iraq noted. The report from the Iraq study group presented; details given of the diplomatic, military & political recommendations. [Co-chair James BAKER - says we do not recommend a stay-the-course solution.] [Group co-chair Lee HAMILTON - says the US must not make an open-ended commitment; states the task is daunting, but not lost.] [President BUSH - promises to take the report seriously.]

(Washington: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Axelrod) The unlikelihood that Bush will change policy based on this report noted.

(Washington: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) What the ISG report on troop recommendations would mean for the US military in Iraq outlined. [Iraq study group William PERRY†- talks about the shift of US soldiers from combat to training Iraqis.] [Iraq study group Charles ROBB†- comments on the role of combat support.] [Retired Gen. John BATISTE - says the US military is in a crisis.] The Senate confirmation of Robert Gates to be the Secretary of Defense noted.

(Washington: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Axelrod) The ISG recommendation of a change in diplomatic strategy for Iraq examined; details given about recommendation 9 calling for direct engagement with Iran & Syria. [HAMILTON - says you cannot pick & choose countries to deal with.] [In response to the reporter's question, White House press secretary Tony SNOW - says one-on-one talks with Iran are still ruled out.] [BAKER - states Syria would be in a position to help us.]

(Washington: Katie Couric) Taped interview held with the group's co-chairmen Lee Hamilton & James Baker. [HAMILTON - says it is a very serious situation in Iraq & the whole thing could come apart; states we cannot turn over the control of American forces to the Iraqi government.] [BAKER - says there is no guarantee of success, but we will fail if we pick up & leave; states this cannot be won militarily, so we are telling the Iraqis the truth; notes we have to deal with this as a nation & quickly.]

(Washington: Katie Couric; Baghdad: Elizabeth Palmer) The reaction in Iraq to the ISG report that appears to bolster Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's desire for more control over the security forces discussed.

(Washington: Katie Couric) Bush's meeting tomorrow with ally British Prime Minister Tony Blair noted.

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Axelrod, Jim;
Martin, David;
Palmer, Elizabeth
Duration:
00:10:50

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