NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 13, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The reaction to British army commander Gen. Sir Richard Dannatt’s remarks about the presence of his troops in Iraq reviewed; details given of the views of US military officials on the violence and unstable Iraqi government. [DANNATT - says because we are there, we are providing a target.] [Retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says we’re in trouble.] [Brookings Institution military analyst Michael O’HANLON- comments on the possibility of an Iraqi theocracy.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Map shown to illustrate the exodus of Iraqis from their country.
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The increasing numbers of Iraqis trying to leave due to the ongoing violence featured; scenes shown of crowds at the passport agency & bus station in Baghdad, a burning truck, dead bodies, Iraqis at a restaurant in the Little Baghdad neighborhood of Amman, Jordan; details given of the impact on the economy. [Leaving, Haifa RUBAIEE- says her son was killed in a horrible way.] [Member of Parliament Maysoon DAMLOUJI- worries about the loss of the middle class.]
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