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Iraq War / Exit Strategy / The Democrats / A Discussion #854336

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Democratic House bill calling fort an exit strategy for US troops in Iraq introduced. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - comments on getting our troops out of a combat role in Iraq.]

(Washington: John Roberts) The tortuous road for the Democrats toward an agreement on Iraq war policy examined; details given about splits over troops levels, the non-binding resolution, the fund cutting ideas and the concept of appearing to be doing something. [Senator Charles SCHUMER - says the rubber-stamps days are over.] [Representative Jan SCHAKOWSKY†- says no more wavers.] [Republican adviser Ed ROGERS - criticizes the Democrats for doing nothing.] [Democratic strategist Anita DUNN - says Democrats want a consensus around the issue.] [Senator Harry REID - comments.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen about the Democrats and the war. [GERGEN - says the Democrats won't get a bill passed and are giving a gift to President Bush with a new bill that will strengthen his hand to pressure the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki; states the funding will continue despite all the arguments; comments on the fact that the military is on a different timetable than the politics in America on Iraq.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Baghdad: Michael Ware) The decision by the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia to go to ground during the troop surge and the issue of talks with the insurgents discussed. [US commander in Iraq Gen. David PETRAEUS†- cites the encouraging signs in Baghdad.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Roberts, John;
Ware, Michael

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