This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The report from the Iraq study group presented; scenes shown. [Group co-chair Lee HAMILTON - says the situation in Iraq is grave & deteriorating & the current approach is not working as our ship of state has struck harsh waters.] [Co-chair James BAKER - says we do not recommend a stay-the-course solution as people are being killed day after day with the Iraqis struggling in a world of fear; states it is time to find a new approach.]
(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The commission's call for a complete overhaul of US policy in the war & in the Middle East examined; details given about specific recommendations on the military front & the diplomatic front. [President BUSH - says we will take every proposal seriously.] [HAMILTON - says the US must not make an open-ended commitment to troops in Iraq; states everything in the Middle East is connected.] [Iraq study group's Leon PANETTA - says we have made a terrible commitment so we must take one more chance to make Iraq work.] [BAKER, Alan SIMPSON - offer views on their report.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos; White House: Martha Raddatz) The reaction in Washington to the Iraqi study group report & its 79 recommendations, how Bush might respond to it & to the strategies & the absence of a timetable for a troop withdrawal discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The view of the report from Iraq reported; deputy prime minister Barham Saleh quoted.
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The reaction of American troops in Iraq to the panel's key recommendations featured; scenes shown of a Stryker Brigade on a raid in Baghdad. [Army Stryker Brigade Sgt. Wayne DENNIS, Spc. Daniel GUERRERO, Pfc. Scotty McDONALD- offer views on aspects of the report & the reality in Iraq.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The death of ten more US troops in Iraq today noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The Senate approval for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to lead the troops in Iraq as the successor to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reported.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at the extraordinary bipartisan Iraq study group introduced; member photos shown.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Taped interview held with the group's co-chairmen Lee Hamilton & James Baker. [HAMILTON - says the US ought to control its own future by pulling out our troops when we are ready; states we cannot guarantee we will get a national government in Iraq & overcome the violence; asserts there is a receptivity to the report.] [BAKER - says we want the Iraqis to know we can leave; states presidents have been known to change their minds, but this report is just a suggestion; reiterates it is the only bipartisan report on Iraq.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The end in Oregon of the search for James Kim, who disappeared with his family, noted.
(Grants Pass, Oregon: Neal Karlinsky) The Kim family's ordeal reviewed; aerial view of the car & the area shown. [Josephine County sheriff's department Brian ANDERSON- comments on the location of Kim's body in the creek; reflects on trying to survive.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) A report that Vice President Dick Cheney's gay daughter, Mary Cheney, is expecting a baby with her partner Heather Poe reported.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(El Doret, Kenya: Kate Snow) The story of 86-year-old Kenyan Kimani Nganga Maruge, who is a third-grade student, presented; scenes shown from the village elementary schoolhouse & Maruge's small room in El Doret that he shares with his grandson. [School principal Jane OBINCHU- says we told him we don't teach old people, but we found him in school anyway.] [Student Julia KORIR- reacts to that old person going to school.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Hollywood's plans for a movie about Maruge's life noted.