NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 2007
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(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.
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