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(Studio: Katie Couric) The impending hanging of Iraq’s former President Saddam Hussein introduced.
(Studio: Katie Couric; Pentagon: David Martin) The timing and protocol for the execution discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Randall Pinkston) The confusion and rumors about the execution reviewed; details given of questions about who has custody and the scheduling during a Muslim holiday. ["Al-Quds" newspaper editor Abdel Bari ATWAN- predicts it will inflame the sectarian civil war.] The others who will be executed with Saddam mentioned. [Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffak al-RUBAIE- describes how Saddam’s body will be treated.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Live interview held with former Iraq commander retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste about the impact of Saddam’s execution. [From Rochester, New York, BATISTE – says we won’t see a decrease in violence until we have a unified US strategy and the Iraqi people embrace change together; expresses his view on President Bush’s plan to increase US troops in Iraq.]
- Couric, Katie;
- Martin, David;
- Pinkston, Randall
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