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Afghanistan War / The Front Lines / Steele Comments #969481

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 02, 2010
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(Studio: David Muir) The escalating danger for the US/NATO troops on the front lines in the war in Afghanistan featured; battle video from a soldier's helmet camera with audio heard & shown.

(Studio: David Muir; Kabul: Martha Raddatz) The war that US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus is taking on after the deadliest month in Afghanistan & how he wants to make this a low-key transition of command discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) A Taliban attack on a compound holding an American aid agency reported.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The controversy over comments about the war from Republican National Committee Michael Steele in which he called it Obama's war reviewed; details given about the angry reaction of conservatives. [Voice of STEELE - says it is a war of Obama's choosing.] [In 2001, President BUSH - talks about the battle.] [Republican strategist Kevin MADDEN†- says Steele is at odds with the Republican position.] The opposition to the war from liberal Democrats noted. [Representatives Dennis KUCINICH, James McGOVERN - oppose the war.] Steele's clarifying statement quoted.

Muir, David;
Raddatz, Martha;
Karl, Jonathan

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