ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 10, 2006
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(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Another pivotal week in the war in Iraq previewed; scenes shown from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's surprise two-day visit to see the troops in Iraq, from the site where marauding Shiite gangs struck & from the Baghdad zoo, where the people blamed Rumsfeld for the violence. [With the troops, RUMSFELD - says the consequences of failure is unacceptable; speaks about the courage of the troops.]
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Report introduced.
(White House; Geoff Morrell) How President Bush is wrestling with coming up for a new strategy for the war in Iraq examined; details given about the recommendations from the Iraq study group, of Bush's various meetings with different groups of advisers about the war, of the ideas floating around & of the critical response to the study group report. [Former presidential adviser David GERGEN - says Bush will be making fateful decisions; calls the meetings window dressing.] Findings of a "Newsweek" poll on lack of support for Bush or the ISG report cited. [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN- criticizes the ISG recommendations.] [On "Meet the Press," former Secretary of State James BAKER - comments on the report.]