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Iraq War / Pulling Out / Cheney Interview #852710

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The announcement by nations {Britain, Denmark, Lithuania} in the coalition with the US of their pullout of troops in Iraq noted.

(London: Jim Sciutto) The major force reduction by Britain featured; details given of public opposition in Britain to the war. [Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - talks about Basra.] [BBC political correspondent Nic ROBERTSON†- says there would be a political revolt if Blair argued for a surge in troops.] [Last month in Basra, ABC correspondent Terry McCARTHY†- says the streets here are more peaceful, but power is still held by the armed militias.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The expected announcement that Prince Harry will be going to Iraq noted.

(No location given: Jonathan Karl) ABC News exclusive interview with Vice President Dick Cheney about the British pullout in Iraq; scenes shown of Cheney in Asia. [CHENEY - says they are drawing down because of conditions in south Iraq where things are going well; states the American people want success in Iraq rather than what Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is suggesting: that we get out.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Statistics on the coalition of the willing in Iraq cited.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The explosion in a truck bomb of explosives combined with chlorine gas {"dirty bomb"} and the shooting down of a helicopter noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Sciutto, Jim;
Karl, Jonathan

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