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Iraq War / Odierno / "Cautious Optimism" #878715

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 22, 2007
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(Studio: David Muir) The fifth Thanksgiving for American troops in Iraq noted.

(Baghdad: Terry McCarthy) ABC News exclusive look at Iraq with multinational Corps-Iraq commander Gen. Ray Odierno, one of the main designers of the troops surge, featured; scenes shown of Odierno greeting the soldiers and of local citizens helping; details given about the decline in violence. [ODIERNO - says we have created a window to be successful.] [Lt. Col. John KOLASHESKI†- expresses cautious optimism.] The significance of Odierno's view that we are starting to win noted.

(Studio: David Muir) The visit to Iraq by Senator John McCain shown. President Bush's call to troops overseas noted.

Muir, David;
McCarthy, Terry

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