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Iraq War / Political Deal #882443

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 14, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Hilary Brown) The political agreement in Iraq to allow some members of the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's Baath Party to take government jobs that could be a step towards national reconciliation examined; details given about the implications for a Sunni-Shiite government reversing the US blunder in banning Baathists for any government role that led to the Sunni insurgency. [Harvard law school professor Noah FELDMAN†- explains the possible significance of this step.] Statement from US ambassador Ryan Crocker and multinational forces-Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus about Iraqi politics quoted and Sunni concerns with the law outlined on screen. [Sunni member of parliament Saleh MUTLAG†- cites the spirit of revenge.]

Gibson, Charles;
Brown, Hilary

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