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Iraq War / Sanchez #875203

CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The view of the war in Iraq from former US commander in Iraq retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez introduced; excerpts quoted. [On NBC, SANCHEZ - says the leaders have been derelict in their flawed approach to the war.] The response from NSC spokeswoman Kate Storr† quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre; Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The stunning statements from Sanchez, who took over soon after victory was declared in Iraq, the question of why he did not say anything before now before he retired, the lack of response at this time from multinational forces-Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus, how Sanchez blasted the media today, how there are now some positive signs in Iraq, but a Sunni-Shiite civil war could happen, the view that it is "wasted effort," but the nation needs a consensus on strategy for success discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Robertson, Nic

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