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Iraq War / Powell Interview #847322

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 17, 2006
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The dire assessment of the war in Iraq from former Secretary of State Colin Powell introduced; statistics on US casualties in Iraq cited.

(White House: Joie Chen) Powell's critique on the war at this critical junction as President Bush readies a new plan for a way forward in Iraq featured. [On "Face the Nation," POWELL - says we are not winning, we are losing; states he is not persuaded another surge of troops will work; states there will actually be no new troops & that you have to define what you mean by "victory"; comments on talking to Iran & Syria.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell; Washington: Bob Schieffer) The stunning & candid remarks made by Powell, who said we need to press the Iraqis to develop a strategy & agreed that the US Army is just about broken, discussed.

Mitchell, Russ;
Chen, Joie;
Schieffer, Bob

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