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Iraq War / Study Group Report / The Chairmen / A Discussion #846574

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 06, 2006
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(Washington: Anderson Cooper) The official release of the Iraq study group introduced.

(Washington: John Roberts) The bipartisan ISG report featured; details given of the top recommendations for military & diplomacy. [Group co-chair Lee HAMILTON - says the situation in Iraq is very serious.] [Co-chair James BAKER - says we do not recommend a stay-the-course solution; states you talk to your enemies {Iran & Syria}, too.] [Iraq study group's Leon PANETTA - says we have made a terrible commitment so we must take one more chance to make Iraq work.]

(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with co-chairmen Hamilton & Baker; some report findings & some criticism of the report quoted. [BAKER - says it is a tough & bleak assessment with the US in the midst of a war we could lose; explains how troops may be reallocated with turning parts over to the Iraqi forces; states we have vital national interest in the region, so we will maintain force protection combat capability & special op forces based inside of Iraq; recommends we talk to Iran in the context of helping stabilize the situation in Iraq; states columnist Charles Krauthammer is "wrong" about Iran & Syria--that they do not want a chaotic Iraq.] [HAMILTON - says we are "engaged" in a war & we have just days or weeks to act; comments on the training of Iraqi security forces; states the personal incentives for the military to be trainers has not worked so far; suggests the chief violence is now sectarian, not Al Qaeda; asserts Iran & Syria cannot be ignored because of their role in the region; reiterates the bipartisan nature of this report.]

(Washington: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" about James Baker & Lee Hamilton outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Roberts, John

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