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(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The recommendations from the Iraq study group cited. [Co-chair Lee HAMILTON- reads the suggestions: to change the mission to enable US forces to responsibly leave Iraq, for the Iraqi government to achieve national reconciliation, and for enhanced political efforts in Iraq.]
(Washington: Jim Angle) The study group’s report presented; details given on the proposals for US troops to train more Iraqis, troop reductions, diplomacy with Iran and Syria; map shown. [Co-chair James BAKER- says immediate troop withdrawals could cause a wider regional war; comments on talks with Iran.] [Iraq study group’s William PERRY- suggests imbedding more US troops with Iraqis.] [HAMILTON- comments.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) President Bush’s response noted. [BUSH – says it is an opportunity to work together.] [Presumptive House Speaker Nancy PELOSI- expresses hope that the report will lead Bush to move to bipartisanship.] The latest violence in Iraq with the death of 10 more US troops, the mortar attacks on a Sunni mosque and an outdoor market in Baghdad, and the suicide bombing in Sadr City reported; scenes shown of the damage.
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The Senate’s confirmation of Robert Gates for Secretary of Defense featured. [Senator Saxby CHAMBLISS- says Gates will be an asset for achieving victory.]
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