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Iraq War / Bush Plan #855206

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The challenge for President Bush to sell his new Iraq strategy featured. [At Ft. Benning, Georgia, BUSH – notes the violence won’t stop immediately.] [In address yesterday, BUSH – accepts responsibility for mistakes.] [Senator Chuck HAGEL†- calls Bush’s plan the most dangerous foreign policy blunder since Vietnam] [Senator John McCAIN†- says the American people want success.] [Former Clinton chief of staff Leon PANETTA†- warns against repeating the same mistakes.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Chip Reid) The reaction from Congress to Bush’s plan reviewed; scenes shown from Senate and House hearings and an anti-war protest; details given of Democrats’ plan for a non-binding resolution opposing a troop increase. [Senators Christopher DODD†, Joseph BIDEN, John KERRY, Jay ROCKEFELLER†, Representatives Robert WEXLER†, Neil ABERCROMBIE†– criticize the plan.] [To Hagel, Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE†- denies it is an escalation.] [Senator Russ FEINGOLD†- says it’s time to use the power of the purse to bring our troops out of Iraq.]

(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) The political battle over Bush’s plan, Senator Barbara Boxer’s comments on the war and the presidential candidates from Congress who are speaking out discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams; Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The administration’s “anti-Iran” strategy aimed at stopping Iran from arming and training insurgents in Iraq discussed; details given of the roundup of Iranians in northern Iraq and the deployment of an aircraft carrier and 2 anti-missile batteries in the Persian Gulf.

Williams, Brian;
Gregory, David;
Reid, Chip;
Russert, Tim;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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