FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 2006
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(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.]