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Iraq War / Study Group Report / Blair Interview #846789

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 07, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The meeting of President Bush & British Prime Minister Tony Blair the day after the release of the Iraq study group report introduced.

(White House: Jim Axelrod) The president & the ISG report featured; scenes shown from the press conference. [BUSH - says you'll see "something differently"; comments on the "unsettling" sectarian violence.] [In response to question from the BBC's Nick Robinson, BUSH - admits it is bad, that it is tough & we will prevail.] [Today, on Capitol Hill, ISG co-chair James BAKER - says he hopes the report will not be treated like a fruit salad.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Taped CBS interview held with Blair about Iraq. [BLAIR - says it is very tough in Iraq as we face a challenging situation; states the report gives us the foundation to move forward; adds we have to change because the situation has changed & Bush has talked about a new way forward; talks about "engaging" with Iran & Syria to help with Iraq; says he did what he thought was right even if the opinion polls disagree.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Martin) The reception on Capitol Hill for the Baker-Hamilton report featured; scenes shown of senators with former Secretary of State James Baker & former Representative Lee Hamilton. [HAMILTON - says we are perilously close to that point; admits the options are not very good.] [Senator John McCAIN - calls this a recipe for defeat in Iraq.] [BAKER - talks about Iran.]

Couric, Katie;
Axelrod, Jim;
Martin, David

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