ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 2007
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(Washington: Jake Tapper) The historic symbolic House vote condemning President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq examined. [Representative Steny HOYER- says we told the president we need a new direction in Iraq.] [On the House floor on Thursday and Wednesday, Representatives Stephanie Tubbs JONES, David OBEY, Jay INSLEE, Ric KELLER, Rob BISHOP, Vito FOSSELLA, Sam JOHNSON- offer views on the war, the resolution and the guys on the ground.] Senator Harry Reid's view on the timing of a vote noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) How Reid wants to pressure senators supporting the troop surge even if the non-binding resolution cannot pass the Senate and House discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(White House: Jonathan Karl) The beginning of the surge with a security crackdown in Baghdad featured; statistics on bodies at the Baghdad morgue cited; details given about what the Mahdi army of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is doing now. [Multinational division commander Maj. Gen. Joseph FIL- outlines the successes this week.] [BUSH - says the benchmark of moving Iraqi troops into Baghdad is being met by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.]