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Iraq War / Bush War Plan #846589

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 03, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Reports introduced.

(White House: Kevin Corke) The material for President Bush to chart a new course in the war in Iraq examined; details given about the Iraq study group headed by former Secretary of State James Baker & Lee Hamilton, other policy reports & Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's secret memo. [On "Meet the Press," national security adviser Stephen HADLEY†- says Bush will get inputs from a number of sources; states we will fail if we pull out our troops.] [Senator Carl LEVIN - says Bush has rejected everything.] Bush's upcoming hosting of Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim†, Senate confirmation hearings for Secretary of Defense-designate Robert Gates & the release of the study group report.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) More attacks against US troops in Baghdad & coalition air strikes in Al Anbar & Baquoba reported; scenes shown.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler; Baghdad: Jane Arraf) The real resentment in Iraq about the US occupation & concerns about what would happen with a pullout & how Hakim is a major player, who is a mainstream Shiite leaders unlike radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, discussed.

Seigenthaler, John;
Corke, Kevin;
Arraf, Jane

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