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US Bush Reaction - Vox pops, reaction to Bush's speech, first strike on Saddam Hussein
03/20/2003
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TAPE: EF03/0250 IN_TIME: 04:38:24 DURATION: 3:29 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: NYC, Washington DC, 20 March 2003 SHOTLIST: Washington DC 1. US President George W. Bush on television screens in newsroom 2. People watching Bush at bar 3. People watching tv 4. People at bar 5. People watching tv 6. Bar 7. Wide shot bar and people 8. People booing Bush after speech 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Hope Vetter, vox pop "But he's not doing it for the rest of the world, he's doing it for him. I mean look up and down the street here in Washington DC, there are people protesting the war, there are people that are concerned for this that don't want to go to war, they don't want to see their sons and brothers and fathers and sisters and daughters go to war, they don't want to see this, no one wants to see this, they don't. I don't think it's neccessary at all." 10. SOUNDBITE (English) John Freemont, vox pop, "I don't think he said a lot, I'm a little concerned about what's going on right now, I think a lot of people are about to die tonight, I'm concerned about that, I'm not sure if what we're doing is right. So my main concerns are I don't think that Bush said a whole lot. He kind of told us where we're going in this war but I think it's really clear that it's going to be a different war then the last time around you could sit by and flip on the cable news and watch it, it's going to come home this time I think, that's what I'm concerned about." 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Fawaz Turkr, vox pop, "I was wondering why do the Iraqi people need us to go over there and free them from the clutches of Saddam Hussein. But more than that as I watched the president speak I was wondering weather we are the ones who need to be rescued from our elusion of grandeur and invincibility." 12. White House at night New York 13. Time Square 14. People watching television in Times Square 15. Taxi driver watching Bush 16. Police bus and people on street 17. Television screen on Times Square 18. Woman watching Bush 19. Women 20. SOUNDBITE: "It's an incredibly moving experience to be here in the heart of all of this in Times Square watching it on the screens and it just feels so different than sitting at home." 21. Woman watching screen 22. SOUNDBITE: "We need to take care of Saddam, we need to take care of Osama bin Laden, we need to get those people out of their lives." 23. People on street watching screens 24. People 25. Man pointing to screen STORYLINE: Washington residents reacted to the news that the United States had launched a military strike against Iraq on Thursday. In a brief address to the nation, Bush said U.S. forces had struck "targets of military opportunity" in Iraq - the initial steps in an operation to "disarm Iraq". Meanwhile in New York, people in Times Square were riveted by news reports of the war's start and many stopped to watch the outdoor television screens showing Bush's announcement.
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