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Iraq War / Saddam Execution / Ford #847839

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 28, 2006
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Randall Pinkston) Iraq's plans for the execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein soon featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of the wounded & killed. [In CBS exclusive interview, Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-RUBAIE†- says it will be sooner; states we will videotape everything, including the actual execution; describes the horrible torture by Saddam.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The word that five more US troops have been killed noted.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The battle for Iraq featured; details given of the strategy of sending in more troops; scenes shown from today's meeting of President Bush with his national security advisers. [BUSH - comments on the reports from Iraq.] Bush's political problems with the war noted. [In 2004 "Washington Post" interview, voice of President Gerald FORD - says he would not have ordered the war; says he thinks Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney & President Bush made a mistake in justifying going into the war in Iraq.] Word that former President George Bush once said it would "be nice to find some weapons of mass destruction" noted.

Mitchell, Russ;
Pinkston, Randall;
Martin, David

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