This program is 27 minutes long
(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) Some key dates in the crisis over Iraq outlined on screen.
(Pentagon: John McWethy) President Bush's administration's push for war with Iraq featured; statement from Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard Myers & Secretary of State Colin Powell quoted; details given of NATO's decision to put off a vote on a US request for help. [BUSH - advises Iraqi soldiers not to use chemical weapons or face being tried as war criminals.] [Brookings Inst. Ivo DAALDER- says most of our NATO allies are not ready to consider military action.]
(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's view of a possible war noted.
(State Department: Martha Raddatz) Three things that Iraq could do to avoid a war with the US reviewed: accounting for weapons of mass destruction; exile for Saddam or the removal of Saddam by coup or death. [Brookings Inst. James STEINBERG- comments on Saddam & the options.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says Saddam could leave.]
(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) Today's news reports out of Iraq mentioned. Exclusive taped interview held with Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz presented. [In his Baghdad office, AZIZ- says this building was targeted in 1991; states he is an Iraqi patriot; says intimidation cannot be accepted & we will not give up & surrender to the Americans; notes the Iraqi army is well equipped & experienced to fight against an aggressor; asserts American soldiers will be met by bullets, not flowers.]
(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The Iraqi government's sudden campaign against U.N. weapons inspectors because of the visit to a chicken farm featured; scenes shown of the farm & a large mosque.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Rescue efforts in Mexico following an earthquake in the western part of the country reported.
(Mexico City: Steve Osunsami) The impact of the earthquake featured; scenes shown of the ruins in downtown Colima, including a visit by President Vicente Fox. [Mexican OFFICIAL - comments.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The cold winter weather reported; map shown.
(Boston: Ron Claiborne) The impact of the cold across America featured; scenes shown from New York City, Boston & elsewhere; details given of the soaring price of home heating oil & President Bush's proposal to cut energy assistance. [In NYC, Uniformed Firefighters Assn. Phil McARDLE- says these fire trucks are going to fires without carrying water.] [NOAA meteorologist Ed O'LENIC- offer perspective on the winter cold.] [Homeowner Janice LEE - worries about costs.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Announcement by President Bush's administration of a national system to monitor bioterrorism attacks using germ warfare & the snafu about the White House use of backdrop boxes for a Bush speech reported.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Washington: Linda Douglass) A closer look at the changing abortion battle featured; map shown of states that are restricting abortion. [In Pennsylvania, clinic director Jennifer BOULANGER- says the state is making the decision more painful for the patient.] [Disguised DOCTOR - cites the emotional difficulty.] [Senator Rick SANTORUM - backs better information about aborion.] The situation in Maryland where the rules on abortion are lenient noted. [National Right to Life Committee Carol TOBIAS- says the changing laws are having an impact.] [Maryland abortion PROVIDER - says it will become very difficult to get an abortion.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Death of World War II cartoonist Bill Mauldin reported.
(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) Iraq's tragic past war with Iran recalled; scenes shown of the war memorial to those who died in the eight-year war after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's invasion of Iran.