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Iraq War / Rumsfeld Interview / The Frontlines #846926

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 10, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) A dangerous weekend in Iraq introduced.

(Baghdad: Jim Maceda) Outgoing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's secret farewell visit to the American troops in Iraq featured; scenes shown of Rumsfeld at an air base in Al Anbar & in Mosul & of more bodies in Baghdad; details given of the recommendations from the Iraq study group. [RUMSFELD - says the great sweep of history is for freedom.] [Iraqi President Jalil TALABANI - criticizes the "dangerous article" in the Iraq study group report.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) The job of the American training of the Iraqi army featured; scenes shown from eastern Baghdad where embedded advisors work, including scanning for roadside bombs. [Army Lt. Col. Matthew STANTON†- comments on the dangerous mission of the counterinsurgency battle in Baghdad.] [Pvt. Jonathan WOOD - describes what happened on a convoy.] [Capt. Jamey TRIGG†- wonders about the mission.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: Jeannie Ohm) President Bush's plans to chart his own course for Iraq war strategy before Christmas examined; details given about ISG recommendations being questioned by the president. [On "Meet the Press," ISG co-chairman Lee HAMILTON - says it's deteriorating.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - assesses the plan.] [On "Meet the Press," ISG co-chairman former Secretary of State James BAKER - responds.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN, Heritage Foundation James CARAFANO†- offer views on Iraq.]

Reporter(s):
Seigenthaler, John;
Maceda, Jim;
Arraf, Jane;
Ohm, Jeannie
Duration:
00:06:20

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