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Iraq War / Obama Visit / Troop Withdrawal / Faulty Wiring #902733

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 20, 2008
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(Studio: David Muir) Senator Barack Obama's plans to visit Iraq noted.

(Baghdad: Terry McCarthy) The issue of the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq featured; details given about pullout timeframe and the positions of Obama, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the US military and Iraqis on it. [Iraqi parliamentarian Mahmoud OTHMAN†- comments on a timetable.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Rachel Martin) The hazard for the US troops in Iraq due to faulty wiring examined; photos shown of Sgt. Ryan Mesa‡, who was electrocuted while taking a shower; details given about the role of the KBR contractor that overseas electrical setups at US facilities. [Victim's mother Cheryl HARRIS†- testifies as to what happened to her son.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - comments on the job.] Pentagon e-mail on electrical problems cited.

Muir, David;
McCarthy, Terry;
Martin, Rachel

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