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Iraq War / Saddam Execution / Crawford, Texas Weather #854454

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 29, 2006
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) The imminent execution of Iraq’s former President Saddam Hussein introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The final hours before Saddam’s hanging featured; scenes shown from Iraqi TV and from Sunni Websites, which threatened violence in response. [Judge Munir HADDAD†† {thru reporter’s translation} – says it could happen any time.] [Iraqi journalist Hamid Al KIFAEY†- notes even Sunnis hate him because he is the guy who ended Sunni rule in Iraq.] The confusion over whether the Americans or Iraqis are in charge of the execution and the implications for the Iraqi government and the sectarian violence discussed.

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Kelly O’Donnell) The administration’s awareness of the impending execution and the weather scare for President and Laura Bush during a tornado near their Crawford, Texas, ranch discussed.

Brown, Campbell;
Engel, Richard;
O’Donnell, Kelly

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