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Iraq: Five Years Later #900230

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The 5th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq noted.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The toll of the war reviewed; scenes shown of the homecoming at Fort Bragg for 82nd Airborne soldiers; statistics on cost, troops, amputees, and post-traumatic stress disorder cited. [President BUSH – says removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right decision.] [Marine veteran DJ EMERY†, Army veteran Michael WALCOTT†- comment.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Anti-war protests noted; scenes shown from Washington, DC, New York and San Francisco.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The situation in Iraq featured; scenes shown of a busy café, a Chinese restaurant, Baghdad Bingo; statistics on population, displaced Iraqis, civilian deaths, attacks, unemployment and electricity cited. Iraqi attitudes toward the war and the Americans discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey about the future for Iraq. [From Washington, McCAFFREY – comments on the uncertainties regarding security and the political situation; comments on the status of the US military.]

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Engel, Richard

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