NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 16, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Bush's telephone call to Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki noted.
(White House: David Gregory) The administration’s frustration with Maliki amid growing pressure to change course in the war examined; statistics on casualties cited; scenes shown of attack sites; photo shown of Bush on the phone; details given of Senator John Warner’s call for change; Maliki’s remarks to “USA Today” about defeating militias quoted. [White House press secretary Tony SNOW- says the violence level is unacceptable.] [Senator Chuck HAGEL- warns against repeating the outcome of Vietnam.] The issue of war policy in the elections noted; campaign ad for Virginia candidate Jim Webb shown. [Yesterday, Senator Mark KENNEDY- states his position on troop withdrawal.] [Democratic pollster Peter HART- says the public wants to figure out how to get out of Iraq.]