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Iraq War / Gates Hearing / Violence / Maliki #913241

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 2006
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The Senate Armed Services Committee’s approval of Robert Gates†’ nomination as Secretary of Defense noted; scenes shown of Gates in Capitol Hill. [GATES - says all options for Iraq are on the table.]

(Washington: Major Garrett) The hearing reviewed. [Senator John WARNER†- states that Gates will be a strong advisor to President Bush and Congress.] [Senator Carl LEVIN††- asks Gates if he believes the US is winning in Iraq.] [GATES - answers no.] Gates’ comments on the failures in Iraq noted. [Senator Hillary CLINTON†- comments.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Gates’ meeting with Bush at the White House prior to the hearing noted. [BUSH – says Gates will do an excellent job.] The day’s death toll from violence in Iraq noted; scenes shown of a burning building in Baghdad.

(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The latest violence in Iraq reviewed; details given on the car bomb targeting a Shiite group, the mortar attacks on a market in Baghdad, and the military’s focus on training more Iraqi troops; scenes shown of the damage. [Coalition spokesman Maj. Gen. William CALDWELL†- says the complete transfer of Iraqi army control should happen by next summer.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s plans to hold a regional conference on ending the violence and the meeting between House Democrats and defense experts on Iraq noted. [Representative Steny HOYER†- says none of us want to see Iraq fail.]

Smith, Shepard;
Garrett, Major;
Emanuel, Mike

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