This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: David Martin) Obama’s proposal for a 16-month timeline for withdrawing US troops from Iraq featured; photos shown of Obama with Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus; scenes shown of him with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. [Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-HASHIMI- says he doesn’t want a rigid time scale.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN- calls for making reductions based on conditions on the ground.] Petraeus’s advice to Obama to not wear a helmet noted.
(Amman: Katie Couric) Tomorrow’s interview with Obama noted.
(Washington: Jim Axelrod) Senator John McCain's campaign featured; details given of his criticism of Obama’s position on Iraq; scenes shown of McCain with former President George Bush in Maine; excerpt from McCain’s op-ed piece for the "New York Times" and editor David Shipley’s explanation for rejecting it quoted. [McCAIN - says we are winning.] [Republican strategist Todd HARRIS- says this week is set up to be a great week for Obama.]
(Amman: Katie Couric) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s letter telling employees of US embassies to provide minimal help for visiting candidates quoted.
(Washington: Bob Orr) The start of the terror trials for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, beginning with the case of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's former driver Salim Hamdan, featured; details given of the limitations on the detainees’ rights. [Hamdan’s attorney Charlie SWIFT- says these cases are too important to do incorrectly.] [June 4, Office of Military Commissions legal advisor Brig. Gen. Thomas HARTMANN- says protections were provided to these accused.] [Attorney General Michael MUKASEY- says we need to protect our national security secrets.]
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The discovery of a jalapeno pepper plant infected with salmonella at the Agricola Zaragosa distribution plant in McAllen, Texas, featured. [Voice of FDA commissioner David ACHESON- says this genetic match is a very important break in the case.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The scandal surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is accused of taking cash from American businessman Morris Talansky, reviewed. [In video, TALANSKY – asks what’s wrong with funding some expenses.] [Israeli political commentator Akiva ELDAR- comments on how Olmert used the money; predicts he will resign.]