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Iraq War / Blackwater Investigation #883773

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 02, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Congressional hearings on the Blackwater security firm’s conduct in Iraq introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The September 16 incident where Blackwater guards were involved in civilian shootings in Baghdad reviewed; Congressional report about a “drunken” Blackwater guard killing an Iraqi soldier and facing no criminal charges quoted; scenes shown from the hearings. [In hearings, Representatives Elijah CUMMINGS†, Danny DAVIS†, Henry WAXMAN†- criticize Blackwater.] [Blackwater CEO Erik PRINCE†- says “bad guys” tried to kill Americans that day; in response to question from DAVIS†, denies that Blackwater personnel intentionally killed innocent civilians.] [In response to questions from Representative Stephen LYNCH†, State Department senior advisor for Iraq Ambassador David SATTERFIELD†- say’s he’ll have to “check on” why an investigation was never conducted into other Blackwater shootings.]

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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