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Iraq War / Bush Plan / Powell Interview #847338

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 17, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: Kevin Corke) Warning from former Secretary of State Colin Powell about the war in Iraq as President Bush considers sending in more troops presented. [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 early on it was decided more troops were not needed in Iraq.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says he is convinced that adding more troops will just delay decision-making by the Iraqis.] [Senator Harry REID - says he would go along with more troops.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jim Maceda) The kidnapping of aid workers at the Iraqi Red Crescent offices as part of the ongoing Sunni-Shiite hostilities while the issue of options for Iraqi security was being discussed featured; scenes shown from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's reconciliation conference that produced no breakthroughs; details given of US plans to speed up training of Iraqis. [Army Brig. Gen. Dana PITTARD†- cites a reachable goal.] [Iraqi national security advisor Mouwafak al-RUBAIE†- says we can do the job with help from the coalition.] [Senator John McCAIN - calls for military security.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Corke, Kevin;
Maceda, Jim

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