NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 01, 2007
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(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Senate reprimand of multinational forces commander Gen. George Casey, who is nominated for Army Chief of Staff, over his Iraq command reviewed; scenes shown of the exchange between Senator John McCain and Casey; details given about the increase in attacks and casualties during Casey’s watch. [McCAIN - says things have gotten markedly and progressively worse; criticizes Casey.] [CASEY – says the struggle is winnable; denies we have a failed policy.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM- questions the plan to send more troops.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Chip Reid) The Senate compromise resolution opposing a troop increase examined; details given of the 3 major factions and their views on President Bush’s plan.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Deadly bomb attacks in Hillah and Baghdad reported; scenes shown; Iraqi casualties for January cited.
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