This program is 28 minutes long
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) A car bombing in Karbala, Iraq, outside the Imam Abbas mosque, a holy Shiite shrine, featured; scenes shown from the streets of Karbala and Baghdad. where Sunni insurgents are attacking Shiites and Americans are being blamed. [Iraq Assistance Group commander Brig. Gen. Dana PITTARD- says we cannot leave Iraq as a failed state.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Miami: John Yang) President Bush's battle with Congress over troop withdrawal featured; scenes shown of protests while Bush was in Miami; details given of Bush's likely veto of the Congressional funding bill. [Voice of retired Army Lt. Gen. William ODOM- says the president is absent without leave.] [In NBC interview, multinational forces-Iraq commander Gen. David PETRAEUS - says we have to let history judge.] Findings of an NBC/"Wall Street Journal" poll on the public support for troop withdrawal cited. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON - assesses the situation.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The view of former CIA director George Tenet on the war in Iraq in his new book, "At the Center of the Storm," examined; details given of his take on Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President Bush. [March 16, 20003 and September 10, 2006, CHENEY - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has reconstituted nuclear weapons; quotes the CIA director saying "slam dunk" re: intelligence.] [On "60 Minutes," TENET - says the administration never lets "slam dunk" talk go.] [February 5, 2003, Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says it's based on solid intelligence.] [Former CIA officer Robert BAER- outlines what Tenet should have done about the intelligence on Iraq.] [Terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY- comments on Tenet's criticism of Rice as policy adviser.] [Former CIA/U.N. weapons investigator Charles DUELFER- criticizes the ignorant people making the decisions.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Tenet's appearance on "Today" on Monday noted.
(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) Why so little has been done in some of the areas in New Orleans hit by Hurricane Katrina featured; scenes shown of a march in the Lower Ninth Ward, which has seen little recovery; details given about the delays in the Road Home program. [With the marchers, Mayor Ray NAGIN - speaks out.] [Resident Gertrude LEBLANC - criticizes the recovery.] [Civil right leader Jesse JACKSON - comments on the bottleneck.]
(Atlanta: Michelle Kosinski) The battles against wildfires in south Georgia and the West coast featured; scenes shown of fires; weather map shown; details given about the weather conditions that feed flames. [Georgia FIREFIGHTER - comments.] [Weatherplus.com meteorologist Bill KARINS- talks about the drought conditions in the South and West.] [Firefighter Byron HAIRE- talks about the winds.]
(London: Ron Mott) The public and private debate in Britain over assigning Prince Harry to Iraq and how it will threaten British troops there examined. [Retired British officer Col. Mike DEWAR, former British defense secretary Michael PORTILLO, "Daily Express" columnist Adam HELLIKER- offer differing opinions on the risk of a member of the royal family in the military in Iraq.]
(Catonsville, Maryland: Kevin Corke) The story of World War II veteran Henry Ross, who received a package from Bastogne, Belgium, this week that contained his Army duffel bag, featured; scenes shown from Catonsville, Maryland. [ROSS - says he was just a private in the Army in 1944; read a letter from the Belgian who sent the bag.]