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April 15, 2003
Towards an Interim Government
At his Pentagon briefing today, Secretary
of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that an American team, headed by former Gen. Jay
Garner, would soon take charge of basic civilian services in Iraq.
Political and religious factions met today to discuss governing
postwar Iraq. Margaret Warner discusses the efforts to create an interim Iraqi
authority with Feisal Istrabadi, vice president for legal issues at the Iraqi
Forum for Democracy; Saman Shali, vice president of the Kurdish National Congress
of North America; and Robin Wright, chief diplomatic correspondent for The Los
Gwen Ifill looks at the history of nation-building with
Gaddis Smith, professor emeritus at Yale; Margaret MacMillan of the University
of Toronto and Trinity College; and Diane Kunz, a former professor of diplomatic
history at Columbia and Yale universities.
Terence Smith discusses the controversy over CNN's Iraq
coverage before the war with Jordan Eason, CNN chief news executive, and Franklin
Foer, associate editor of The New Republic.
War News Roundup
Seven American POWs were recovered Sunday as President Bush and other U.S. officials
warned Syria not to obstruct the coalition war effort by harboring Iraqi leaders.
Terence Smith reports on a busy day on the war front.
The Last Stronghold
U.S. forces continued to press towards the heart
of Saddam Hussein's historic center of power, meeting sporadic, but limited resistance.
Gwen Ifill gauges the military campaign and the criticism of Syria with NewsHour
regular military analyst retired Col. W. Patrick Lang and Judith Yaphe, a former
CIA Middle East specialist.
Terence Smith talks with Los Angeles Times reporter John Daniszewski
about the slow return to a sense of normalcy in Baghdad.
Simon Marks reports from neighboring Jordan on the views of
average Arabs of the sudden collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime.
the Arab View
Hisham Melhem, Washington correspondent for the Beirut
newspaper, As-Safir, and Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland professor and
author of a book on U.S. policy toward the Middle East, discuss the impact of
the collapse of the Saddam Hussein on the Arab world.