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Iraq War / Bush Plan / Baghdad #849155

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 07, 2007
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(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.

(White House: Geoff Morrell) The warning from the Democrats that the House may not foot the bill if President Bush orders more troops to Iraq examined; details given about the "clear, hold & build" "new" war plan. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - says Bush will have to justify it.] [October 19, 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - says the strategy has to be "clear, hold & build."] [Consultant retired Gen. Jack KEANE†- says before we did not have the forces to secure Iraq; hopes Iraqis will be reconnected to our effort.] The question of whether funding {for the war} can be withheld discussed.

(Studio: Dan Harris; Baghdad: Terry McCarthy) The role of Iraqi troops in securing Baghdad with US support while the Sunni-Shiite sectarian divide runs through the city & the chances for rebuilding, which is based on a secure environment, discussed.

Harris, Dan;
Morrell, Geoff;
McCarthy, Terry

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