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Iraq War / Bush Plan / Baghdad #849191

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) President Bush's plans to announce his new plan for the war in Iraq on Wednesday night introduced.

(White House: Martha Raddatz) The president's plans to call for more troops, more money & more benchmarks for Iraq examined; details given about the use of more troops to secure Baghdad, goals that the Iraqi government will be expected to meet & jobs in Iraq. [White House press secretary Tony SNOW - outlines some questions.] [Former assistant Secretary of Defense Francis "Bing" WEST†- asks what could change in six months.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, Senator Gordon SMITH†- offer views on Iraq.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The new mission of making Baghdad more secure by putting US & Iraqi troops full-time in some neighborhoods noted.

(Baghdad: Terry McCarthy) The rules of engagement in the Dora neighborhood in Baghdad featured; scenes shown from the area where carnage took place after the US troops pulled out in October; details given about what the troops would do this time. [Former Army vice chief of staff retired Gen. Jack KEANE†- outlines the idea of staying in that neighborhood 24/7; says there will be joint operations together.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The question of whether the Democrats will try to limit what the president wants to do in Iraq, the Congressional options to block the administration actions & the low chance of passing micromanaging measures discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Raddatz, Martha;
McCarthy, Terry;
Stephanopoulos, George

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