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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / Obama’s Trip #911320

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 2008
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(Amman: Katie Couric) Senator Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Obama’s proposal for a 16-month timeline for withdrawing US troops from Iraq featured; photos shown of Obama with Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus; scenes shown of him with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. [Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-HASHIMI†- says he doesn’t want a rigid time scale.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN†- calls for making reductions based on conditions on the ground.] Petraeus’s advice to Obama to not wear a helmet noted.

(Amman: Katie Couric) Tomorrow’s interview with Obama noted.

(Washington: Jim Axelrod) Senator John McCain's campaign featured; details given of his criticism of Obama’s position on Iraq; scenes shown of McCain with former President George Bush in Maine; excerpt from McCain’s op-ed piece for the "New York Times" and editor David Shipley†’s explanation for rejecting it quoted. [McCAIN - says we are winning.] [Republican strategist Todd HARRIS†- says this week is set up to be a great week for Obama.]

(Amman: Katie Couric) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s letter telling employees of US embassies to provide minimal help for visiting candidates quoted.

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David;
Axelrod, Jim

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