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Iraq War / Rice Visit / Senate Resolution #852411

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 17, 2007
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(Studio: Jim Avila) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Miguel Marquez) The surprise visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Iraq at the start of the US troop surge in Baghdad featured; scenes shown of the military presence, of Rice meeting with Iraqi officials and the marketplace bombing in Kirkuk. [RICE - says this can be a new phase.]

(Studio: Jim Avila) Report linking the recent rash of attacks on US helicopters in Iraq to a planned insurgent assault noted.

(Capitol: John Hendren) The Saturday Senate vote on the resolution to condemn the US troop surge in Iraq featured; details given about the crossover vote; scenes shown from the Senate floor. [Senators Harry REID, Lindsey GRAHAM, Jim BUNNING, Robert BYRD, Edward KENNEDY, Hillary CLINTON - offer views on war and the non-binding resolution.] The primary reason for the Democrats' push for the Senate vote discussed.

Avila, Jim;
Marquez, Miguel;
Hendren, John

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