This program is 28 minutes long
Note: Time numerals represent seconds into broadcast, not clock time, since the telecast originated in West Virginia
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) This week's agenda for dealing with the war in Iraq previewed.
(White House: Geoff Morrell) President Bush & policy for the war in Iraq examined; details given about the Iraq study group report, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's memo about the Iraq strategy & of Bush's meeting tomorrow with an Iraqi Shiite leader. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON - says it will be harder for Bush to go ahead with his previous policy.] [Last week, BUSH - says we will stay in Iraq.] [On "This Week," national security adviser Stephen HADLEY- says Rumsfeld put together a laundry list of ideas.] [Senators Evan BAYH, Carl LEVIN - comment on Rumsfeld's comments.]
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) ABC's helicopter ride with 1st Cavalry Div. Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, who plans to hand over control to Iraqi forces in six months, featured; scenes shown from over Baghdad. [In the copter, FIL - talks about the security forces & the militias.]
(Washington: David Kerley) The likelihood that leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will win re-election reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: David Kerley) The celebration in Havana, Cuba, of Fidel Castro's birthday with no sign of the ailing leader shown.
(Studio: David Kerley) A claim from a former KGB agent that he knows who was behind the poisoning death in Britain of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko reported.
(Studio: David Kerley) Strong signals from Senator Hillary Clinton that she will run for the presidency in 2008 noted; scenes shown on "This Week" of Senator Evan Bayh, who is considering a presidential run.
(Studio: David Kerley) The fast-moving wildfires in California updated; scenes shown from of smoke, wind-driven flames & firefighters.
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Some questions to be raised by the Iraq study group report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The issue of the withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq with the military role shifting to training Iraqi security forces examined; details given of the look for a new plan because the strategy is not working. [Former Army vice chief of staff retired Gen. Jack KEANE- predicts a blood bath; suggests fixing the strategy to come up with something that works.] The possibility of moving troops from Al Anbar province into Baghdad for a massive effort to secure the capital noted. [Consultant Fareed ZAKARIA- says there is not path to victory, just options to limit damage.]
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Aaron Katersky) A joint patrol in Iraq where American forces are training their Iraqi counterparts featured; scenes shown of Iraqi soldiers & civilians; details given about the issue of loyalty to religion rather than state & the long-term timetable for training. [Army Maj. Peter ZIKE- comments on the problems of the cultural divide in Iraq.]
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The question of whether President Bush should ask Iran & Syria for help in Iraq examined; details given about the rule in both countries. [Former Secretary of State James BAKER - states he believes in talking to his enemies.] [President BUSH - comments.] [American Enterprise Inst. Danielle PLETKA, Cato Inst. Christopher PREBLE- offer differing opinions on negotiating with Syria & Iran.] Prior historic US negotiations with its enemies recalled. [Columbia University professor Gary SICK- offers a view on a regional conference to deal with Iraq.]
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Revisiting with Iraqis interviewed over the years before & during the war presented; various scenes shown. [With face shaded, IRAQI - reacts to the fall of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] [With face shaded, former government MINDER - says you give us freedom.] [Now, former government MINDER - wants someone like President Saddam Hussein back.] [Schoolteacher Haim SOLOM- explains why she is still optimistic.] [At the ballet school in 2005, student DAN AZAD - comments on nearby gunfire.] The deep pessimism now in Iraq noted.