ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 08, 2007
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(Washington: Liz Marlantes) The political debate over President Bush's policies for the war in Iraq examined; details given about the Democrats' proposed flood of legislation and of the split by some key Republicans. [Senator Charles SCHUMER; on the campaign Senator Hillary CLINTON; on "Meet the Press," Senator Chuck HAGEL - offer views on the war.] [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON - downplays the Republican defections.] Photos shown of six Republicans who have signed on to a bipartisan measure to call for implementing recommendations of the Iraq study group. The implications of the decision by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to stay in the US and work on an Iraq interim report discussed.
(Studio: Dan Harris) The death toll in yesterday's bombing in Iraq updated; scenes shown.
(Baghdad: Terry McCarthy) The problems with Iraqi politicians and government examined; scenes shown of victims of the truck bomb; details given about what happens at government sessions, of the lack of investment in the oil industry and the slow pace of political debate while sectarian killing goes on. [Ministry of reconciliation adviser Saad Yousif al-MUTTALIBI- expresses disappointment with the government and the political process