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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) US casualty figures for the war in Iraq updated.
(Baghdad: Randall Pinkston) Christmas in Iraq featured; scenes shown of soldiers singing Christmas carols; details given about the unreliability of the Iraqi police & army & of the threat from Al Qaeda in Iraq in the north. [SOLDIER, Maj. Omar LOMAS - talk about the "ultimate sacrifice."] [SOLDIER - talks Christmas.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell; White House: Jim Axelrod) The capture in Iraq last week of four Iranians in raids who were suspected of planning attacks against the coalition, the role of Iraqi Shiite Abdul Aziz Hakim, who visited the White House three weeks ago, the administration's view that Iran contributes to the spiral of violence in Iraq & President Bush's meeting this week with his national security team for his speech on how to proceed next in Iraq discussed.
- Mitchell, Russ;
- Pinkston, Randall;
- Axelrod, Jim
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