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CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Sharyl Attkisson) The debate in the Senate over resolutions opposing President Bush’s Iraq war plan examined. [BUSH – says we don’t want to send mixed signals.] [Presidential historian David BRINKLEY†- notes the difficulty for politicians to publicly declare which side they’re on.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The 4th anniversary of Secretary of State Colin Powell’s speech at the U.N. to make the case that Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction noted.

(Pentagon: David Martin) A look back at Powell’s speech presented; footage shown. [February 5, 2003, POWELL – says we’re giving you facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.] [Former chief US weapons inspector David KAY†- comments on Powell’s trusted reputation and his presentation; notes the intelligence source turned out to be a fabricator.] [Former CIA counterterrorism officer Paul PILLAR†- recalls his warning that the conflict would be long and violent.] [Former National Counterterrorism Center director John BRENNAN†- states we would still have the instability even if we did uncover the purported weapons.]

Couric, Katie;
Attkisson, Sharyl;
Martin, David

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