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Iraq War / Study Group Report / Bush's Reaction / Gergen Interview #846577

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 06, 2006
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Recommendation 40 from the Iraq study group report about the war in Iraq outlined.

(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Candy Crowley) The reaction of President Bush to the ISG report examined; scenes shown from their meeting; details given of the pressure on the president with statements from three key Democrats quoted. [BUSH - says the report brings some "interesting proposals."] ["Houston Chronicle" Julie MASON†- assesses Bush's reaction to the outside policymakers.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI - responds.] [Former Secretary of Defense William COHEN†- says Bush is the commander-in-chief.]

(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen about the ISG report. [GERGEN - notes Bush's defiant method, the gravity of the report stating the policy is failing, the unanimity of the 10 group members, that the administration is in a "bubble"; suggests the president seize on this report from a commission of heavyweights & that Bush cannot walk away from the conclusions by a bipartisan group; says the Democrats now have to be in a constructive phase.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Crowley, Candy

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