APTN ECHO / 12:59 - 14:18
12:59:42 whatever communication the president has ....there is nothing to report as far as turkish movements... 13:00:28 there ar some individuals that have some objections....congress is moving very quickly on the request, they want to get it to the president by april 11...it is important for the dod to be able to fight this war...one thing that is for sure is that this is not going to be a christmas tree... 13:01:46 there is widespread discussion about what can happen... 13:01:58 i don't go into the specific of the presidents briefing... 13:02:24 it is important to recognize you have the death squads of the people of iraq....they dress as civilians and pretend to surrender... 13:02:53 if people feel free of course they will express their support... 13:03:31 well of course there was a training program that worked with iraqis who wanted to go back to iraq 13:04:31 of course that is the focus of the effort....we cannot make any predictions of how it will go...whatever period of time is right... 13:05:57 cle3arly the possibility of war created uncertanty in the economoy....yesterday or the day before that the doubling of the 4th quarter for last year held up....1.4% so you continue to see mixed signs in the economy... 13:08:01 i don't know how people are addressing that 13:08:47 for the veterans event... 13:10:16 from the united nations let me refer you to a statement 13:10:44 dispite the difficluties we have had...that has not changed in the presidents mind... 13:11:15 i think you need to address that to dod...you are asking for a follow up and it is a dod issue... 13:12:13 well of course when the president travels he is accompanied with his security advisor....tomorrow morning he will have a security conference, teleconference... 13:13:08 i think the structure is very similar... 13:13:51 often he will make early morning phone calls he will then have his intelligence briefing...throughout the day the president will receive updates... 13:15:18 we are still disturbed by the information that was preeesented 13:15:28 end of presser 13:17:36 RUMSFELD AND MYERS WALKUP 13:17:42 R: one week and a few minutes ago air war began in iraq so OIF just over one week old 13:17:57 coalition has made solid progress and in short period of week we've seen mood swings in the media.. 13:18:13 for some the masive tv - massive volume of tv and breathless reports can seem disorienting. fort. my sense is americans have good center of gravity 13:18:35 often when gen. myers nad i go to brief questions are posed about columns flying down which ...has not even been reported back yet to the pentagon. 13:18:58 in less than a week despite wind and sandstorms, forces have moved across more thatn 200 miles of iraqi terriotyr now just 50 miles south of baghdad 13:19:21 secured oil...ports...gallahad began delivering aid 13:19:34 found some wells with wires and timers, explosives not yet in place or tirggered - wells protec5ted 13:19:47 forces have launched attacks on terrorirst targets, in west, good success, elimintating regime ability to threaten neighbors 13:20:05 each day more surrenders. regime knows this already they've deployed death squads to terrorize citizens...comple regular army to fight b/c the only way to force them 13:20:29 i urge the people being threatened to remeber faces and names of death squads...their time will come...they cme from the hussein family 13:20:57 dress in civilian cloths and try to blend in with civilian population...conduct sadistic torutres...public esxecutions...cut tongues, behead peole 13:21:13 execute them as an example of those who might think of defection 13:21:22 fedayeen saddam name is a lie - they want to make martyrs of innocent civilians. but we'll take them at their word and if their aim is to die we'll accommodate thjemn*** 13:21:47 unlike saddam's regime our nations and people value human lives. we wantt hte peop[el to build a future... 13:22:02 some suggest that the us and coalitin are not destorying iraqi cities and people and that this could reflect lack of will 13:22:20 the opposite is true. precisely because of our power and certainty of victory ...to spare innocents 13:22:36 military capabilities so devastating andprecise that we can destory an iraqi tank under bridge without destorying the bridge 13:22:53 we bleive we can destory his power and institutions in orderly manner 13:23:04 these are not signs of strenght but weakness and desperation (his tactics) 13:23:15 regime will be removed but for our coalition it's importnat not just to win, but win justly. power comes not just from force but manner in which we empoloy force 13:23:37 we're coming onot to occupy, oppress, but to liberate 13:23:46 first to officials of the regime: your defeat is inevitable and you'll be held accountable for your conduct. pow's must be treated in accord with geneva 13:24:06 anyone involved in mistreatement or execution will pay price 13:24:16 to syria: we hear that military supplies, incl. night vision goggles are crossing your border...we consider such trafficking as hostile acts 13:24:37 proxies not under direct operation control of franks will be taken as potential threat...this incl. battarcor, the military wing of supreme council of iran 13:25:01 we'll hold iranian govt responsible for their actions and will view activity as unhelpful. armed members will be treated as combatants 13:25:21 MYERS: OIF continues. more than 200,000 deployed, apprxo. one third in iraq...continuingnorht wiht some poised 13:25:51 in eight days, coalition are located thorughout entire shaded area and while there will continue to be engagments regime doesn't control them 13:26:12 air campaing: almost 1000 sorties against iraq yesterday... 13:26:27 we have air supremacy over approx 95% of iraq. area over baghdad and just north we're not yet calling our skies.. some surface ot air maissiles unlocated 13:26:49 since beginning, more than 650 tomahawks and more than 5000 precision guided weapons 13:27:12 as we've said before we'll be engaged in difficutl fight but outcome is certain 13:27:26 first video is f16 precision guided delivery firing mortars against special ops 13:27:41 second is ab8b south of al amarrah (?) 13:27:55 last video is of predator firing hellfire at comm dish outside ministry of info yesterday outside baghdad...dish is in parking lot some distance from the building. ministry is off at right lower edge 13:28:31 last pic slide, equip shown dispresed in residential areas. red dots are military equipment and we've hilighted four of them....in prox. of medina republican guard division 13:28:58 this image up here (upper left) is tank tranpsporter...some armored vehicles here (lower left) 13:29:12 upper right is a tank on a residential street, lower right are armored vehicles in trees. questions 13:42:38 more questions... 13:58:56 aptn slate 14:05:17 live shot of baghdad 14:15:45 same shot 14:18:14 end of tape
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APTN ECHO / 12:59 - 14:18
12:59:42 whatever communication the president has ....there is nothing to report as far as turkish movements... 13:00:28 there ar some individuals that have some objections....congress is moving very quickly on the request, they want to get it to the president by april 11...it is important for the dod to be able to fight this war...one thing that is for sure is that this is not going to be a christmas tree... 13:01:46 there is widespread discussion about what can happen... 13:01:58 i don't go into the specific of the presidents briefing... 13:02:24 it is important to recognize you have the death squads of the people of iraq....they dress as civilians and pretend to surrender... 13:02:53 if people feel free of course they will express their support... 13:03:31 well of course there was a training program that worked with iraqis who wanted to go back to iraq 13:04:31 of course that is the focus of the effort....we cannot make any predictions of how it will go...whatever period of time is right... 13:05:57 cle3arly the possibility of war created uncertanty in the economoy....yesterday or the day before that the doubling of the 4th quarter for last year held up....1.4% so you continue to see mixed signs in the economy... 13:08:01 i don't know how people are addressing that 13:08:47 for the veterans event... 13:10:16 from the united nations let me refer you to a statement 13:10:44 dispite the difficluties we have had...that has not changed in the presidents mind... 13:11:15 i think you need to address that to dod...you are asking for a follow up and it is a dod issue... 13:12:13 well of course when the president travels he is accompanied with his security advisor....tomorrow morning he will have a security conference, teleconference... 13:13:08 i think the structure is very similar... 13:13:51 often he will make early morning phone calls he will then have his intelligence briefing...throughout the day the president will receive updates... 13:15:18 we are still disturbed by the information that was preeesented 13:15:28 end of presser 13:17:36 RUMSFELD AND MYERS WALKUP 13:17:42 R: one week and a few minutes ago air war began in iraq so OIF just over one week old 13:17:57 coalition has made solid progress and in short period of week we've seen mood swings in the media.. 13:18:13 for some the masive tv - massive volume of tv and breathless reports can seem disorienting. fort. my sense is americans have good center of gravity 13:18:35 often when gen. myers nad i go to brief questions are posed about columns flying down which ...has not even been reported back yet to the pentagon. 13:18:58 in less than a week despite wind and sandstorms, forces have moved across more thatn 200 miles of iraqi terriotyr now just 50 miles south of baghdad 13:19:21 secured oil...ports...gallahad began delivering aid 13:19:34 found some wells with wires and timers, explosives not yet in place or tirggered - wells protec5ted 13:19:47 forces have launched attacks on terrorirst targets, in west, good success, elimintating regime ability to threaten neighbors 13:20:05 each day more surrenders. regime knows this already they've deployed death squads to terrorize citizens...comple regular army to fight b/c the only way to force them 13:20:29 i urge the people being threatened to remeber faces and names of death squads...their time will come...they cme from the hussein family 13:20:57 dress in civilian cloths and try to blend in with civilian population...conduct sadistic torutres...public esxecutions...cut tongues, behead peole 13:21:13 execute them as an example of those who might think of defection 13:21:22 fedayeen saddam name is a lie - they want to make martyrs of innocent civilians. but we'll take them at their word and if their aim is to die we'll accommodate thjemn*** 13:21:47 unlike saddam's regime our nations and people value human lives. we wantt hte peop[el to build a future... 13:22:02 some suggest that the us and coalitin are not destorying iraqi cities and people and that this could reflect lack of will 13:22:20 the opposite is true. precisely because of our power and certainty of victory ...to spare innocents 13:22:36 military capabilities so devastating andprecise that we can destory an iraqi tank under bridge without destorying the bridge 13:22:53 we bleive we can destory his power and institutions in orderly manner 13:23:04 these are not signs of strenght but weakness and desperation (his tactics) 13:23:15 regime will be removed but for our coalition it's importnat not just to win, but win justly. power comes not just from force but manner in which we empoloy force 13:23:37 we're coming onot to occupy, oppress, but to liberate 13:23:46 first to officials of the regime: your defeat is inevitable and you'll be held accountable for your conduct. pow's must be treated in accord with geneva 13:24:06 anyone involved in mistreatement or execution will pay price 13:24:16 to syria: we hear that military supplies, incl. night vision goggles are crossing your border...we consider such trafficking as hostile acts 13:24:37 proxies not under direct operation control of franks will be taken as potential threat...this incl. battarcor, the military wing of supreme council of iran 13:25:01 we'll hold iranian govt responsible for their actions and will view activity as unhelpful. armed members will be treated as combatants 13:25:21 MYERS: OIF continues. more than 200,000 deployed, apprxo. one third in iraq...continuingnorht wiht some poised 13:25:51 in eight days, coalition are located thorughout entire shaded area and while there will continue to be engagments regime doesn't control them 13:26:12 air campaing: almost 1000 sorties against iraq yesterday... 13:26:27 we have air supremacy over approx 95% of iraq. area over baghdad and just north we're not yet calling our skies.. some surface ot air maissiles unlocated 13:26:49 since beginning, more than 650 tomahawks and more than 5000 precision guided weapons 13:27:12 as we've said before we'll be engaged in difficutl fight but outcome is certain 13:27:26 first video is f16 precision guided delivery firing mortars against special ops 13:27:41 second is ab8b south of al amarrah (?) 13:27:55 last video is of predator firing hellfire at comm dish outside ministry of info yesterday outside baghdad...dish is in parking lot some distance from the building. ministry is off at right lower edge 13:28:31 last pic slide, equip shown dispresed in residential areas. red dots are military equipment and we've hilighted four of them....in prox. of medina republican guard division 13:28:58 this image up here (upper left) is tank tranpsporter...some armored vehicles here (lower left) 13:29:12 upper right is a tank on a residential street, lower right are armored vehicles in trees. questions 13:42:38 more questions... 13:58:56 aptn slate 14:05:17 live shot of baghdad 14:15:45 same shot 14:18:14 end of tape
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / BUSH ISO / RS 120 / 9 PM
FTG OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH DECLARING END TO MAJOR COMBAT IN IRAQ / USS LINCOLN / 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEECH ON USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN / MIXED POOL / RS 114 / 9 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue in~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RS114 SWITCHED pool RS120 ISO pool *** 21:01:47 announce, hail to the chiefs and long, long walkout 21:02:20 BUSH to podium 21:02:27 loud cheering 21:02:59 thank you all very much - kelly, card, officers, sialors of the uss lincoln, fellow americans - major combat ops have ended and battle of iraq us and allies have prevailed *** (cheering) 21:03:34 and now our coalition is engaged isn securing and reconnstrucvting country. in this battle we have fought for liberty and peace of world. 21:03:50 our nation and colation are proud yet it is you, members of us military who achieved it 21:04:02 your courage, willingness to face danger...made this day possible 21:04:10 because of you our nation is more secure, because of you, the tyrant has fallen and iraq is free (cheers) 21:04:37 OIF carried out with combianation of precision, speed and boldness the enemy didn't expect 21:04:51 from distant bases or ships at sea we sent planes and missiles that could destory division or strike single bunker 21:05:05 charged across 350 miles of hostile ground in ones of the swifetest advances in histoyr - showed skill and miight of forces 21:05:24 this nation thanks all members of coalition...uk australia, poland who shared in hardship of war 21:05:39 we thank all citizens of iraq...and tonighbt i have a special word for rumsfeld, franks and all the men and women that served in uniform 21:05:56 america is grateful for a job well done (cheers) 21:06:19 character of military through history - normandy...iwo jima...decency that turned enemies to allies is fully present 21:06:39 when iraqis looked into the eyes of our men and women, they saw strength, goodwill 21:06:48 i see the best of our country and am honored to be your commander in chief (cheering) 21:07:20 in the images of fallen statues we've witnessed the arrival of a new era. for a hundred years culmintating in nuclear age, technology was to inflict casulaties on growing scale 21:07:45 in germany, japan, allied forces destoryed entire cities ...safe until final days... 21:07:57 military wpower was used to end regime by breaking a nation 21:08:05 today we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking the regime. with new tactics we can achieve objectives without directing violence on civilinas 21:08:28 no amount can remove tragedy but it's a great advance when the guilty have far more to fear than the innocent 21:08:51 in the images of celbrating iraqis we've also seen ageless appeal of human freedom. decades of lies and intimidation could not make them love their oppressors 21:09:13 men and women need liberty like food, air, water. everywhere freedom arrives, humanityr rejoices and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear *** 21:09:45 we bring order to parts of that country....we're pursuing and finding leaders of the regime who'll be held to account 21:10:01 we've begun the search for chem and bio weapons...in sites...we're helping rebuild iraq where dictator built palaces instead of schools and hospitals...for the iraqi people. 21:10:40 the tranistion from dictatorship to democraacy will take time but it's worth effort. coalition will stay until work's done then we will leave, and leave behind a free iraq. 21:11:10 the battle of iraq is one victory on war on terror that began 9/11/01 and goes on. that terrible morning 19 men of hateful ideology gave world a glimpse of their ambitions 21:11:38 they imagined 9/11 as begining of end of america...believed they could destory this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world . they have failed. ** (cheering) 21:12:21 in the battle of afghanistan we destoryed the taliban, many terrorists and camps where they trained 21:12:35 we continue ...hospitals, publicits....dangerous work to complete... 21:12:49 as i speak, a specials ops task force is on trail of terroristts and thosse that seek to undermine....america and coaltion will finish what we have begun 21:13:17 from pakistan to philippines to horn of africa we're hunting down al qaeda killers 21:13:31 we pledged that they will not escape the patient justice of the u.s. and as of tonight nearly half of senior operatives have been captured or killed (cheer) 21:13:56 the liberation fo iraq is crucial advance in campaing against terrro. we've removed an ally of ALQ 21:14:14 this much is certian: no terrorist network will gain wmds from the regime because the regime is no more (lots of cheering) *** 21:14:45 in these 19 months that changed the world our actions have been focused and deliberate and proporitionate to the offense 21:15:00 we've not forgotten the victims of 9/11, the last pohone calls, children, searches in rubble 21:15:12 with those attasacks the terorists and their supporters declared war on the u.s. and war is what they got *** (cheering) 21:15:36 our war against terror is proceding according to principles that i've made clear: any person involved in planning or committing attacks agains the u.s. becomes an enemy of the country and a target for justice. ** 21:16:13 any person, organization or govt that supports, protects or harbors terrorists is complicit in murder of innocent and equally guilty **... 21:16:29 any outlaw regime with ties to trerrroriist groups and possesses wmds is grave danger and will be confronted (cheer) 21:16:55 anyone in the world incl. the arab world who works, sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the usa (cheering) 21:17:20 our commitment to liberty is america's tradition, declared at our founding...asserted in truman doctrine and reagan's challenged.... 21:17:41 we're committed to freeodm...advance of freedom is surest strategy to undermine appeal of terror in the world...ahtred gives way to hope 21:18:00 men and women turn to better life. american values and american interests lead in the same direction: we stand for human liberty *** 21:18:36 us upholds these....law enforcement ...finance.... 21:18:47 we're working with broad coaltiion that understnad the threat and our shared responbsiblity to meet it. use of force has been and remains last resort. 21:19:07 all can know, friend and foe that our nation will answer threats and defend the peace.... 21:19:38 our mission continues. al qaeda is wounded, not destoryed. the scattered cells of the terrorist network sttill operate in many nations... 21:19:59 proliferation of deadly weapons remains a serious danger. enemies of rfreedom are not idle and neeither are we. 21:20:14 our govt has taken unprecendeted measures to defend the homeland and we will contine to huint down the enemy before he can striek ** 21:20:33 the war on terror is not over yet it is not endless. we don't know the day of final victory but we've seen turing of ntide 21:20:50 no act will change our purpose, weakien resolve, alter fate 21:20:58 their cause is lost. free nations will press on to victory 21:21:13 other nations in hisoty have fought in foregin lands and remained to occupy and exploit. 21:21:27 americans, following battle, want nothign more than to return home and that's your direction tonight. 21:22:09 After service in the afghan and Iraqi theatres of war, after 100000 miles on the longest carrier deployement in recent hisotory you're homeward bound (big cheers) 21:22:39 some of you will see new family members for the first time 150 babies born while their fathers were on the lincoln. your families are proud and your nation will welcome you. 21:23:10 we are m9induful as well that some good men and women aren't making the journey home. one who fell, mileo spoke to his parents 5 days before death 21:23:32 father said he called us to tell us he loved us. our son was a soldier. every name, eevery liefe, is a loss to our military, to our nation and to loved ones...no homecoming yet we pray in god's time reunion will come 21:24:03 final act on theis earth was to fight a great evil and bring livberty to others 21:24:15 have taken up highest calling of history, de3fending your country and protecting the innocent from harm. and wherever you go, you cary messsage 21:24:37 in words of isaiah to captives come out and thosde in darkeness be free 21:24:47 thank you for serving country and cause. amy god bless you alll and may god continue to bless america ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cue out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THE SUEZ CRISIS
ISSUE_NO = 1418 NO_OF_ITEMS = 8 COMMENTATOR = Geoffrey Sumner ITEM_NO = 1 DESCRIPTION : A treaty, guaranteed the Suez Canal, as an International waterway, for all time. COlonel Nasser repudiated this agreement. Mr Selwyn Lloyd, the Foreign Secretary, held crisis talks with Monsieur Pineau, the French Foreign Minister, together with the United States Secretary of State, Mr Dulles, to discuss the grave situation. Twenty three nations will be invited to discuss the re- establishment of International security, on the Canal. In the event of failure, Great Britain is already preparing to counter Nasser's threat, to hold the Canal by force. CARD_FILE = 67796 CARD_TITLE : CABINET SUEZ CRISIS and enters building. Various shots of newspaper headlines about Mr Dulles flying in. John Foster Dulles alights from plane and disembarks. MCU Mr Dulles talking to man. CU Mr Dulles. CU Crowds. MCU 'Downing Street' sign. MCU No 10 Downing Street door. Various politicians entering No 10. CU Newspaper headlines regarding 'Call up' Train entering station at Portsmouth with naval men looking out of the train window. Naval men walking along the platform with their kitbags. Shots of the naval men walking along. CU sign ' H.M. Dockyard'. Shot of boat. MLS of Light Fleet Carrier "Ocean". MCU nameplate. Shot of 'Ocean'. MLS of the 'Thesus'. MCU nameplate. LS of the egyptian destory "Al Uaher" berthed between a British destroyer and a minesweeper. Slip pan to egypt and to Nasser in moving car with crowds all around the car. Nasser waving. Crowds with banners. Nasser speaking to the crowd from a balcony (silent). Crowds. Nasser. Crowds. INDEX : War - Suez, Aviation - Planes, Arrivals, Countries - Egypt, Government - Ministers, Meetings, Mankind, Naval - Dockyards, Ships, Officers and Men, Newspapers and Publications, Personalities, Miscellaneous, Colonel Gamal Asbel El Nasser, Railways, Shipping, Towns and Cities, Vehicles, Water COMMENTS : SEE 67796A FOR DULLES ARRIVING ONLY MATERIAL : CUT NEG: 01974 THOSE WERE THE DAYS TAPE 71 67796A:01974 NEG (MR DULLES ARRIVES ONLY) LENGTH_SHOT = 163ft SUMMARY : DATE_SUBD = 08/02/1956
THE SUEZ CRISIS
ISSUE_NO = 1418 NO_OF_ITEMS = 8 ITEM_NO = 1 DESCRIPTION : A treaty, guaranteed the Suez Canal, as an International waterway, for all time. COlonel Nasser repudiated this agreement. Mr Selwyn Lloyd, the Foreign Secretary, held crisis talks with Monsieur Pineau, the French Foreign Minister, together with the United States Secretary of State, Mr Dulles, to discuss the grave situation. Twenty three nations will be invited to discuss the re- establishment of International security, on the Canal. In the event of failure, Great Britain is already preparing to counter Nasser's threat, to hold the Canal by force. CARD_FILE = 67796 CARD_TITLE : CABINET SUEZ CRISIS SHOT_LIST : Various shots of the ships on the Canal. Slip pan to Selwyn lloyd entering building. Monsieur Pineau alights from car and enters building. Various shots of newspaper headlines about Mr Dulles flying in. John Foster Dulles alights from plane and disembarks. MCU Mr Dulles talking to man. CU Mr Dulles. CU Crowds. MCU 'Downing Street' sign. MCU No 10 Downing Street door. Various politicians entering No 10. CU Newspaper headlines regarding 'Call up' Train entering station at Portsmouth with naval men looking out of the train window. Naval men walking along the platform with their kitbags. Shots of the naval men walking along. CU sign ' H.M. Dockyard'. Shot of boat. MLS of Light Fleet Carrier "Ocean". MCU nameplate. Shot of 'Ocean'. MLS of the 'Thesus'. MCU nameplate. LS of the egyptian destory "Al Uaher" berthed between a British destroyer and a minesweeper. Slip pan to egypt and to Nasser in moving car with crowds all around the car. Nasser waving. Crowds with banners. Nasser speaking to the crowd from a balcony (silent). Crowds. Nasser. Crowds. Dockyards, Ships, Officers and Men, Newspapers and Publications, Personalities, Miscellaneous, Colonel Gamal Asbel El Nasser, Railways, Shipping, Towns and Cities, Vehicles, Water COMMENTS : SEE 67796A FOR DULLES ARRIVING ONLY MATERIAL : CUT NEG: 01974 THOSE WERE THE DAYS TAPE 71 67796A:01974 NEG (MR DULLES ARRIVES ONLY) FEET_SHOT = 163 DATE_SUBD = 08/02/1956
PENTAGON BRIEFING / RS 198 / 1:10 - 1:58 PM / HEADON / STIX
13:17:36 RUMSFELD AND MYERS WALKUP 13:17:42 R: one week and a few minutes ago air war began in iraq so OIF just over one week old 13:17:57 coalition has made solid progress and in short period of week we've seen mood swings in the media.. 13:18:13 for some the masive tv - massive volume of tv and breathless reports can seem disorienting. fort. my sense is americans have good center of gravity 13:18:35 often when gen. myers nad i go to brief questions are posed about columns flying down which ...has not even been reported back yet to the pentagon. 13:18:58 in less than a week despite wind and sandstorms, forces have moved across more thatn 200 miles of iraqi terriotyr now just 50 miles south of baghdad 13:19:21 secured oil...ports...gallahad began delivering aid 13:19:34 found some wells with wires and timers, explosives not yet in place or tirggered - wells protec5ted 13:19:47 forces have launched attacks on terrorirst targets, in west, good success, elimintating regime ability to threaten neighbors 13:20:05 each day more surrenders. regime knows this already they've deployed death squads to terrorize citizens...comple regular army to fight b/c the only way to force them 13:20:29 i urge the people being threatened to remeber faces and names of death squads...their time will come...they cme from the hussein family 13:20:57 dress in civilian cloths and try to blend in with civilian population...conduct sadistic torutres...public esxecutions...cut tongues, behead peole 13:21:13 execute them as an example of those who might think of defection 13:21:22 fedayeen saddam name is a lie - they want to make martyrs of innocent civilians. but we'll take them at their word and if their aim is to die we'll accommodate thjemn*** 13:21:47 unlike saddam's regime our nations and people value human lives. we wantt hte peop[el to build a future... 13:22:02 some suggest that the us and coalitin are not destorying iraqi cities and people and that this could reflect lack of will 13:22:20 the opposite is true. precisely because of our power and certainty of victory ...to spare innocents 13:22:36 military capabilities so devastating andprecise that we can destory an iraqi tank under bridge without destorying the bridge 13:22:53 we bleive we can destory his power and institutions in orderly manner 13:23:04 these are not signs of strenght but weakness and desperation (his tactics) 13:23:15 regime will be removed but for our coalition it's importnat not just to win, but win justly. power comes not just from force but manner in which we empoloy force 13:23:37 we're coming onot to occupy, oppress, but to liberate 13:23:46 first to officials of the regime: your defeat is inevitable and you'll be held accountable for your conduct. pow's must be treated in accord with geneva 13:24:06 anyone involved in mistreatement or execution will pay price 13:24:16 to syria: we hear that military supplies, incl. night vision goggles are crossing your border...we consider such trafficking as hostile acts 13:24:37 proxies not under direct operation control of franks will be taken as potential threat...this incl. battarcor, the military wing of supreme council of iran 13:25:01 we'll hold iranian govt responsible for their actions and will view activity as unhelpful. armed members will be treated as combatants 13:25:21 MYERS: OIF continues. more than 200,000 deployed, apprxo. one third in iraq...continuingnorht wiht some poised 13:25:51 in eight days, coalition are located thorughout entire shaded area and while there will continue to be engagments regime doesn't control them 13:26:12 air campaing: almost 1000 sorties against iraq yesterday... 13:26:27 we have air supremacy over approx 95% of iraq. area over baghdad and just north we're not yet calling our skies.. some surface ot air maissiles unlocated 13:26:49 since beginning, more than 650 tomahawks and more than 5000 precision guided weapons 13:27:12 as we've said before we'll be engaged in difficutl fight but outcome is certain 13:27:26 first video is f16 precision guided delivery firing mortars against special ops 13:27:41 second is ab8b south of al amarrah (?) 13:27:55 last video is of predator firing hellfire at comm dish outside ministry of info yesterday outside baghdad...dish is in parking lot some distance from the building. ministry is off at right lower edge 13:28:31 last pic slide, equip shown dispresed in residential areas. red dots are military equipment and we've hilighted four of them....in prox. of medina republican guard division 13:28:58 this image up here (upper left) is tank tranpsporter...some armored vehicles here (lower left) 13:29:12 upper right is a tank on a residential street, lower right are armored vehicles in trees. questions 13:29:58 MYERS: the only thing i have on the chem suits is the over 3000 suits found in nasiriyah...also weapons and uniforms 13:30:20 that's the only suits i'm aware of at this time we do have indic iations that some of the republican guard are moving, not sure where 13:30:38 Guard has not gone on offense yet. they're dug in, dispersed, that may be them in that neighborhood. they're consolidating to make defense 13:31:02 doesn't make a difference outcome will be certain 13:31:14 question re military response 13:31:19 DR: to the exten supplies, equipment or people move across borders b/w iraq and syria it vastly complicates our situation. that's why i said what i said. 13:31:43 question re: wallace quotes on length of war 13:32:02 DR: i didn't read the article - i saw the headline...someone told me he also said we're where we expected to be which is what franks is saying. everyone can have their own view. 13:32:36 someone quotes wallace from nytimes 13:32:42 DR: as far as i'm concerned, a careful reading of amnesty int'l on saddam hussein having used chem weapons on his own people...it ought not to be a surprise 13:33:06 question re war plan being sound? criticisms? 13:33:34 DR: we're one week into this and it seems to me it's a bit early for histoyr to be written. one would think. 13:33:49 the war plan is tom franks' plan. it was carefully prepared, washed through tank with chiefs 13:34:01 it has been thorugh combat commanders... 13:34:10 myers and pace and others incl. this individual have sen it in diff. iterations 13:34:20 when asked by potus or me the officers who reviewd it all said it was an excellent plan 13:34:38 MYERS: there's that old adage that no plan survives first contact iwth enemey 13:34:50 that was shown by how we did opening moments - nobody expected it laid out as it was. i stand by this plan. i think it's a brillinant plana nd there's branches and sequels to everythign but it's being executed and it's on track and that's what wallace said, too 13:35:27 DR: the people you're talking to haven't seen the plan 13:35:40 question re punch up north, stringing marines behind, etc.... 13:36:06 MYERS: i can try and secreatry please help me 13:36:17 in 36 hourse we're on outskirts of baghdad...it took 38 days last time...it's a much different way 13:36:33 b/c we could. (laughter)( because we could and it was necessary to try to bring down this regime as quickly as possible. you've heard us say this is going to take some time and the tough part is ahead of us 13:37:05 we know that's a long way, those lines ovf communication are important. there's not bee n a significatnt result 13:37:21 we knew we weren't going to go to basra - that was for the brits 13:37:34 concentrating on command and control targets and other means of propaganda 13:37:52 not yet. i think some of that would give away the whole plan 13:38:08 question about intel 13:38:12 DR: i don't think i've seen spec. peieces of info that would allow someone to come to that conclusion although i can't say it's not tru 13:38:37 question about earlier remarks (this week) 13:38:43 MYERS: i just said the attacks on our lines of communication haven't been militarily significant and we're dealing iwth death squad attempts... 13:39:04 they're being dealt with, some battles bravely fought by our folks, dispatched the enemy in most cases quite quickly 13:39:20 DR: i'd have to go back and see what we said, context - but my recollection wasn't just onesies nad twosies but with re: fedayeen there were between (some thousands) of them... 13:39:55 question about uncertain mood of iraqi people - will they welocme american liberation? 13:40:27 DR: jamie don't you think it's a little preamture? the question"we'll know the answer to that. as portions of the country are liberate.d... 13:40:44 what we do know is people behave rationally and if they have a gun to their head and are told don't help the forces....and they have public executions...it's not surprising that people are cauti8ous... 13:41:13 there is not an iraqi people - thjere are individuals that iwll be all across the spectrum. those close to saddam with food and mercedes - teh'll be unhappy 13:41:36 those who've been oppressed, had kids kileld - that'll be different. 13:41:58 question re: saddam alive"? 13:42:02 DR: historically they've reported up through sons 13:42:09 everyone has a different opinion (re: is he alive) 13:42:20 question re state shipmetns (syria) 13:42:29 DR: it's an intel issue. they control their border. we're hopeful that type of thing doesn't happen. 13:42:48 question re dead and wounded - proportion should be different 13:43:07 DR: you know that wouldn't be the case. there's no on e in this govt here or on the ground that's oing to underreport what's going on. most certainly not. the facts are clear - when people are killed, we say so 13:43:38 when we're wrong, as we've seen, when they've wnadered off or gotten lost - we say so 13:43:52 MYERS: before families are notiifed we don't release those figures, so there may be some lag time but we don't hid those figures 13:44:15 mcwethy question re: discussions with wallace prior to intv logger pulled off 13:45:50 DR: i've not read the article. don't know how i can be any clearer. i saw the headline and i have a hesitancy about believeing the headline tells the story 13:46:11 question re: humanitarina issues... 13:46:23 DR: we've not seen any accurate reports that suggest there's a humanitarian crisis in iraq. we've seen some reporters and pics of people hoping to get fofod or water. whethere that's anecdotal is unclear 13:46:50 we do know that water mains were broken and there were some fraction of people down south that were without water...brits are bringing water... 13:47:07 one would hope people under our respobility are getting what they need 13:47:16 peole in those areas presumably are okay. we also know thatt iraqi people overall have something like 2-6 weeks of food predistributed for the period preceeding, maybe a ccouple of months 13:47:44 the likelihood that they would run out seem not to be great 13:47:54 gallahad arrived with 200 (myers says 300) tons of food 13:48:10 MYERS: WFP says that the system is still partiallly intact... 13:48:45 question comparing prior statments about way to go about regime change - psych v. military ops 13:49:11 DR: from the outset pref. would have been that diplomacy would hafe worked, second hope was ultimatum...with air war pref. would have been they throw in the towel or saddam would leave...conflict has to be pursued. 13:49:42 it's gonna end and it's gonna end with saddam hussein losing. i hope it's done iwth minimal loss of life....**** 13:50:13 question re rules of the road same for terrorism? with us or against us.... logger pulled off briefly 13:51:49 DR: my stmt i believe said something like this: to the extent they interfere they would have to be cosnidered combatants 13:52:16 last question 13:52:25 DR: no i didn't say it wasn't important - i said it wasn't knowable. we'll find out real estate will be occupied by coalition forces - it seems to me i siad there are people all across the spectrum 13:52:59 why figure it out now? we'll know. we've got people embeeddded....my guess is they'll think things more positive when they see we don't want to occupy, we bring water and food, not war agianst people or religion 13:53:29 they might feel a little different when the death squads aren't standing next to them with guns to their head 13:53:48 we have poeple inside talking to people, dealing with people. we have good sense - not of everyone b/c no gallup polls going on in there (laughter)...but my guess is it will vary from city to city 13:54:15 we're seeing some muslim leaders issuing fatwahs against saddam's regime...some doing opposite 13:54:33 DR: if i did it wouldn't be very useful a day r week or month from now. 13:54:45 last question re extent of forces with allegiance ot iranian govt - battarcor 13:55:21 we know the numbers - you know (waves hand, lots of laughter) 13:55:34 hundreds. 13:55:39 they are iraqis i'm sure they've been hosytile to regime of saddam., htey've been housed, funded, armed, sponsored by irana nd they report up through revolutionary guard 13:56:02 how they'd behave with diff. regime is unclear. seems to me the issue is franks and coalition are busy we'd prefer it not be ,made worse by other neighbors 13:56:29 i thought that was the last question. walks off.
PENTAGON BRIEFING / RS 102 / 120 / CUTS / GUNCAM / 1:26 MAP OF IRAQ / SLIDES / 1:12 - 1:58 PM
13:17:36 RUMSFELD AND MYERS WALKUP 13:17:42 R: one week and a few minutes ago air war began in iraq so OIF just over one week old 13:17:57 coalition has made solid progress and in short period of week we've seen mood swings in the media.. 13:18:13 for some the masive tv - massive volume of tv and breathless reports can seem disorienting. fort. my sense is americans have good center of gravity 13:18:35 often when gen. myers nad i go to brief questions are posed about columns flying down which ...has not even been reported back yet to the pentagon. 13:18:58 in less than a week despite wind and sandstorms, forces have moved across more thatn 200 miles of iraqi terriotyr now just 50 miles south of baghdad 13:19:21 secured oil...ports...gallahad began delivering aid 13:19:34 found some wells with wires and timers, explosives not yet in place or tirggered - wells protec5ted 13:19:47 forces have launched attacks on terrorirst targets, in west, good success, elimintating regime ability to threaten neighbors 13:20:05 each day more surrenders. regime knows this already they've deployed death squads to terrorize citizens...comple regular army to fight b/c the only way to force them 13:20:29 i urge the people being threatened to remeber faces and names of death squads...their time will come...they cme from the hussein family 13:20:57 dress in civilian cloths and try to blend in with civilian population...conduct sadistic torutres...public esxecutions...cut tongues, behead peole 13:21:13 execute them as an example of those who might think of defection 13:21:22 fedayeen saddam name is a lie - they want to make martyrs of innocent civilians. but we'll take them at their word and if their aim is to die we'll accommodate thjemn*** 13:21:47 unlike saddam's regime our nations and people value human lives. we wantt hte peop[el to build a future... 13:22:02 some suggest that the us and coalitin are not destorying iraqi cities and people and that this could reflect lack of will 13:22:20 the opposite is true. precisely because of our power and certainty of victory ...to spare innocents 13:22:36 military capabilities so devastating andprecise that we can destory an iraqi tank under bridge without destorying the bridge 13:22:53 we bleive we can destory his power and institutions in orderly manner 13:23:04 these are not signs of strenght but weakness and desperation (his tactics) 13:23:15 regime will be removed but for our coalition it's importnat not just to win, but win justly. power comes not just from force but manner in which we empoloy force 13:23:37 we're coming onot to occupy, oppress, but to liberate 13:23:46 first to officials of the regime: your defeat is inevitable and you'll be held accountable for your conduct. pow's must be treated in accord with geneva 13:24:06 anyone involved in mistreatement or execution will pay price 13:24:16 to syria: we hear that military supplies, incl. night vision goggles are crossing your border...we consider such trafficking as hostile acts 13:24:37 proxies not under direct operation control of franks will be taken as potential threat...this incl. battarcor, the military wing of supreme council of iran 13:25:01 we'll hold iranian govt responsible for their actions and will view activity as unhelpful. armed members will be treated as combatants 13:25:21 MYERS: OIF continues. more than 200,000 deployed, apprxo. one third in iraq...continuingnorht wiht some poised 13:25:51 in eight days, coalition are located thorughout entire shaded area and while there will continue to be engagments regime doesn't control them 13:26:12 air campaing: almost 1000 sorties against iraq yesterday... 13:26:27 we have air supremacy over approx 95% of iraq. area over baghdad and just north we're not yet calling our skies.. some surface ot air maissiles unlocated 13:26:49 since beginning, more than 650 tomahawks and more than 5000 precision guided weapons 13:27:12 as we've said before we'll be engaged in difficutl fight but outcome is certain 13:27:26 first video is f16 precision guided delivery firing mortars against special ops 13:27:41 second is ab8b south of al amarrah (?) 13:27:55 last video is of predator firing hellfire at comm dish outside ministry of info yesterday outside baghdad...dish is in parking lot some distance from the building. ministry is off at right lower edge 13:28:31 last pic slide, equip shown dispresed in residential areas. red dots are military equipment and we've hilighted four of them....in prox. of medina republican guard division 13:28:58 this image up here (upper left) is tank tranpsporter...some armored vehicles here (lower left) 13:29:12 upper right is a tank on a residential street, lower right are armored vehicles in trees. questions 13:29:58 MYERS: the only thing i have on the chem suits is the over 3000 suits found in nasiriyah...also weapons and uniforms 13:30:20 that's the only suits i'm aware of at this time we do have indic iations that some of the republican guard are moving, not sure where 13:30:38 Guard has not gone on offense yet. they're dug in, dispersed, that may be them in that neighborhood. they're consolidating to make defense 13:31:02 doesn't make a difference outcome will be certain 13:31:14 question re military response 13:31:19 DR: to the exten supplies, equipment or people move across borders b/w iraq and syria it vastly complicates our situation. that's why i said what i said. 13:31:43 question re: wallace quotes on length of war 13:32:02 DR: i didn't read the article - i saw the headline...someone told me he also said we're where we expected to be which is what franks is saying. everyone can have their own view. 13:32:36 someone quotes wallace from nytimes 13:32:42 DR: as far as i'm concerned, a careful reading of amnesty int'l on saddam hussein having used chem weapons on his own people...it ought not to be a surprise 13:33:06 question re war plan being sound? criticisms? 13:33:34 DR: we're one week into this and it seems to me it's a bit early for histoyr to be written. one would think. 13:33:49 the war plan is tom franks' plan. it was carefully prepared, washed through tank with chiefs 13:34:01 it has been thorugh combat commanders... 13:34:10 myers and pace and others incl. this individual have sen it in diff. iterations 13:34:20 when asked by potus or me the officers who reviewd it all said it was an excellent plan 13:34:38 MYERS: there's that old adage that no plan survives first contact iwth enemey 13:34:50 that was shown by how we did opening moments - nobody expected it laid out as it was. i stand by this plan. i think it's a brillinant plana nd there's branches and sequels to everythign but it's being executed and it's on track and that's what wallace said, too 13:35:27 DR: the people you're talking to haven't seen the plan 13:35:40 question re punch up north, stringing marines behind, etc.... 13:36:06 MYERS: i can try and secreatry please help me 13:36:17 in 36 hourse we're on outskirts of baghdad...it took 38 days last time...it's a much different way 13:36:33 b/c we could. (laughter)( because we could and it was necessary to try to bring down this regime as quickly as possible. you've heard us say this is going to take some time and the tough part is ahead of us 13:37:05 we know that's a long way, those lines ovf communication are important. there's not bee n a significatnt result 13:37:21 we knew we weren't going to go to basra - that was for the brits 13:37:34 concentrating on command and control targets and other means of propaganda 13:37:52 not yet. i think some of that would give away the whole plan 13:38:08 question about intel 13:38:12 DR: i don't think i've seen spec. peieces of info that would allow someone to come to that conclusion although i can't say it's not tru 13:38:37 question about earlier remarks (this week) 13:38:43 MYERS: i just said the attacks on our lines of communication haven't been militarily significant and we're dealing iwth death squad attempts... 13:39:04 they're being dealt with, some battles bravely fought by our folks, dispatched the enemy in most cases quite quickly 13:39:20 DR: i'd have to go back and see what we said, context - but my recollection wasn't just onesies nad twosies but with re: fedayeen there were between (some thousands) of them... 13:39:55 question about uncertain mood of iraqi people - will they welocme american liberation? 13:40:27 DR: jamie don't you think it's a little preamture? the question"we'll know the answer to that. as portions of the country are liberate.d... 13:40:44 what we do know is people behave rationally and if they have a gun to their head and are told don't help the forces....and they have public executions...it's not surprising that people are cauti8ous... 13:41:13 there is not an iraqi people - thjere are individuals that iwll be all across the spectrum. those close to saddam with food and mercedes - teh'll be unhappy 13:41:36 those who've been oppressed, had kids kileld - that'll be different. 13:41:58 question re: saddam alive"? 13:42:02 DR: historically they've reported up through sons 13:42:09 everyone has a different opinion (re: is he alive) 13:42:20 question re state shipmetns (syria) 13:42:29 DR: it's an intel issue. they control their border. we're hopeful that type of thing doesn't happen. 13:42:48 question re dead and wounded - proportion should be different 13:43:07 DR: you know that wouldn't be the case. there's no on e in this govt here or on the ground that's oing to underreport what's going on. most certainly not. the facts are clear - when people are killed, we say so 13:43:38 when we're wrong, as we've seen, when they've wnadered off or gotten lost - we say so 13:43:52 MYERS: before families are notiifed we don't release those figures, so there may be some lag time but we don't hid those figures 13:44:15 mcwethy question re: discussions with wallace prior to intv logger pulled off 13:45:50 DR: i've not read the article. don't know how i can be any clearer. i saw the headline and i have a hesitancy about believeing the headline tells the story 13:46:11 question re: humanitarina issues... 13:46:23 DR: we've not seen any accurate reports that suggest there's a humanitarian crisis in iraq. we've seen some reporters and pics of people hoping to get fofod or water. whethere that's anecdotal is unclear 13:46:50 we do know that water mains were broken and there were some fraction of people down south that were without water...brits are bringing water... 13:47:07 one would hope people under our respobility are getting what they need 13:47:16 peole in those areas presumably are okay. we also know thatt iraqi people overall have something like 2-6 weeks of food predistributed for the period preceeding, maybe a ccouple of months 13:47:44 the likelihood that they would run out seem not to be great 13:47:54 gallahad arrived with 200 (myers says 300) tons of food 13:48:10 MYERS: WFP says that the system is still partiallly intact... 13:48:45 question comparing prior statments about way to go about regime change - psych v. military ops 13:49:11 DR: from the outset pref. would have been that diplomacy would hafe worked, second hope was ultimatum...with air war pref. would have been they throw in the towel or saddam would leave...conflict has to be pursued. 13:49:42 it's gonna end and it's gonna end with saddam hussein losing. i hope it's done iwth minimal loss of life....**** 13:50:13 question re rules of the road same for terrorism? with us or against us.... logger pulled off briefly 13:51:49 DR: my stmt i believe said something like this: to the extent they interfere they would have to be cosnidered combatants 13:52:16 last question 13:52:25 DR: no i didn't say it wasn't important - i said it wasn't knowable. we'll find out real estate will be occupied by coalition forces - it seems to me i siad there are people all across the spectrum 13:52:59 why figure it out now? we'll know. we've got people embeeddded....my guess is they'll think things more positive when they see we don't want to occupy, we bring water and food, not war agianst people or religion 13:53:29 they might feel a little different when the death squads aren't standing next to them with guns to their head 13:53:48 we have poeple inside talking to people, dealing with people. we have good sense - not of everyone b/c no gallup polls going on in there (laughter)...but my guess is it will vary from city to city 13:54:15 we're seeing some muslim leaders issuing fatwahs against saddam's regime...some doing opposite 13:54:33 DR: if i did it wouldn't be very useful a day r week or month from now. 13:54:45 last question re extent of forces with allegiance ot iranian govt - battarcor 13:55:21 we know the numbers - you know (waves hand, lots of laughter) 13:55:34 hundreds. 13:55:39 they are iraqis i'm sure they've been hosytile to regime of saddam., htey've been housed, funded, armed, sponsored by irana nd they report up through revolutionary guard 13:56:02 how they'd behave with diff. regime is unclear. seems to me the issue is franks and coalition are busy we'd prefer it not be ,made worse by other neighbors 13:56:29 i thought that was the last question. walks off.
PENTAGON BRIEFING / RS 198 / 1:10 - 1:58 PM / HEADON / STIX
13:17:36 RUMSFELD AND MYERS WALKUP 13:17:42 R: one week and a few minutes ago air war began in iraq so OIF just over one week old 13:17:57 coalition has made solid progress and in short period of week we've seen mood swings in the media.. 13:18:13 for some the masive tv - massive volume of tv and breathless reports can seem disorienting. fort. my sense is americans have good center of gravity 13:18:35 often when gen. myers nad i go to brief questions are posed about columns flying down which ...has not even been reported back yet to the pentagon. 13:18:58 in less than a week despite wind and sandstorms, forces have moved across more thatn 200 miles of iraqi terriotyr now just 50 miles south of baghdad 13:19:21 secured oil...ports...gallahad began delivering aid 13:19:34 found some wells with wires and timers, explosives not yet in place or tirggered - wells protec5ted 13:19:47 forces have launched attacks on terrorirst targets, in west, good success, elimintating regime ability to threaten neighbors 13:20:05 each day more surrenders. regime knows this already they've deployed death squads to terrorize citizens...comple regular army to fight b/c the only way to force them 13:20:29 i urge the people being threatened to remeber faces and names of death squads...their time will come...they cme from the hussein family 13:20:57 dress in civilian cloths and try to blend in with civilian population...conduct sadistic torutres...public esxecutions...cut tongues, behead peole 13:21:13 execute them as an example of those who might think of defection 13:21:22 fedayeen saddam name is a lie - they want to make martyrs of innocent civilians. but we'll take them at their word and if their aim is to die we'll accommodate thjemn*** 13:21:47 unlike saddam's regime our nations and people value human lives. we wantt hte peop[el to build a future... 13:22:02 some suggest that the us and coalitin are not destorying iraqi cities and people and that this could reflect lack of will 13:22:20 the opposite is true. precisely because of our power and certainty of victory ...to spare innocents 13:22:36 military capabilities so devastating andprecise that we can destory an iraqi tank under bridge without destorying the bridge 13:22:53 we bleive we can destory his power and institutions in orderly manner 13:23:04 these are not signs of strenght but weakness and desperation (his tactics) 13:23:15 regime will be removed but for our coalition it's importnat not just to win, but win justly. power comes not just from force but manner in which we empoloy force 13:23:37 we're coming onot to occupy, oppress, but to liberate 13:23:46 first to officials of the regime: your defeat is inevitable and you'll be held accountable for your conduct. pow's must be treated in accord with geneva 13:24:06 anyone involved in mistreatement or execution will pay price 13:24:16 to syria: we hear that military supplies, incl. night vision goggles are crossing your border...we consider such trafficking as hostile acts 13:24:37 proxies not under direct operation control of franks will be taken as potential threat...this incl. battarcor, the military wing of supreme council of iran 13:25:01 we'll hold iranian govt responsible for their actions and will view activity as unhelpful. armed members will be treated as combatants 13:25:21 MYERS: OIF continues. more than 200,000 deployed, apprxo. one third in iraq...continuingnorht wiht some poised 13:25:51 in eight days, coalition are located thorughout entire shaded area and while there will continue to be engagments regime doesn't control them 13:26:12 air campaing: almost 1000 sorties against iraq yesterday... 13:26:27 we have air supremacy over approx 95% of iraq. area over baghdad and just north we're not yet calling our skies.. some surface ot air maissiles unlocated 13:26:49 since beginning, more than 650 tomahawks and more than 5000 precision guided weapons 13:27:12 as we've said before we'll be engaged in difficutl fight but outcome is certain 13:27:26 first video is f16 precision guided delivery firing mortars against special ops 13:27:41 second is ab8b south of al amarrah (?) 13:27:55 last video is of predator firing hellfire at comm dish outside ministry of info yesterday outside baghdad...dish is in parking lot some distance from the building. ministry is off at right lower edge 13:28:31 last pic slide, equip shown dispresed in residential areas. red dots are military equipment and we've hilighted four of them....in prox. of medina republican guard division 13:28:58 this image up here (upper left) is tank tranpsporter...some armored vehicles here (lower left) 13:29:12 upper right is a tank on a residential street, lower right are armored vehicles in trees. questions 13:29:58 MYERS: the only thing i have on the chem suits is the over 3000 suits found in nasiriyah...also weapons and uniforms 13:30:20 that's the only suits i'm aware of at this time we do have indic iations that some of the republican guard are moving, not sure where 13:30:38 Guard has not gone on offense yet. they're dug in, dispersed, that may be them in that neighborhood. they're consolidating to make defense 13:31:02 doesn't make a difference outcome will be certain 13:31:14 question re military response 13:31:19 DR: to the exten supplies, equipment or people move across borders b/w iraq and syria it vastly complicates our situation. that's why i said what i said. 13:31:43 question re: wallace quotes on length of war 13:32:02 DR: i didn't read the article - i saw the headline...someone told me he also said we're where we expected to be which is what franks is saying. everyone can have their own view. 13:32:36 someone quotes wallace from nytimes 13:32:42 DR: as far as i'm concerned, a careful reading of amnesty int'l on saddam hussein having used chem weapons on his own people...it ought not to be a surprise 13:33:06 question re war plan being sound? criticisms? 13:33:34 DR: we're one week into this and it seems to me it's a bit early for histoyr to be written. one would think. 13:33:49 the war plan is tom franks' plan. it was carefully prepared, washed through tank with chiefs 13:34:01 it has been thorugh combat commanders... 13:34:10 myers and pace and others incl. this individual have sen it in diff. iterations 13:34:20 when asked by potus or me the officers who reviewd it all said it was an excellent plan 13:34:38 MYERS: there's that old adage that no plan survives first contact iwth enemey 13:34:50 that was shown by how we did opening moments - nobody expected it laid out as it was. i stand by this plan. i think it's a brillinant plana nd there's branches and sequels to everythign but it's being executed and it's on track and that's what wallace said, too 13:35:27 DR: the people you're talking to haven't seen the plan 13:35:40 question re punch up north, stringing marines behind, etc.... 13:36:06 MYERS: i can try and secreatry please help me 13:36:17 in 36 hourse we're on outskirts of baghdad...it took 38 days last time...it's a much different way 13:36:33 b/c we could. (laughter)( because we could and it was necessary to try to bring down this regime as quickly as possible. you've heard us say this is going to take some time and the tough part is ahead of us 13:37:05 we know that's a long way, those lines ovf communication are important. there's not bee n a significatnt result 13:37:21 we knew we weren't going to go to basra - that was for the brits 13:37:34 concentrating on command and control targets and other means of propaganda 13:37:52 not yet. i think some of that would give away the whole plan 13:38:08 question about intel 13:38:12 DR: i don't think i've seen spec. peieces of info that would allow someone to come to that conclusion although i can't say it's not tru 13:38:37 question about earlier remarks (this week) 13:38:43 MYERS: i just said the attacks on our lines of communication haven't been militarily significant and we're dealing iwth death squad attempts... 13:39:04 they're being dealt with, some battles bravely fought by our folks, dispatched the enemy in most cases quite quickly 13:39:20 DR: i'd have to go back and see what we said, context - but my recollection wasn't just onesies nad twosies but with re: fedayeen there were between (some thousands) of them... 13:39:55 question about uncertain mood of iraqi people - will they welocme american liberation? 13:40:27 DR: jamie don't you think it's a little preamture? the question"we'll know the answer to that. as portions of the country are liberate.d... 13:40:44 what we do know is people behave rationally and if they have a gun to their head and are told don't help the forces....and they have public executions...it's not surprising that people are cauti8ous... 13:41:13 there is not an iraqi people - thjere are individuals that iwll be all across the spectrum. those close to saddam with food and mercedes - teh'll be unhappy 13:41:36 those who've been oppressed, had kids kileld - that'll be different. 13:41:58 question re: saddam alive"? 13:42:02 DR: historically they've reported up through sons 13:42:09 everyone has a different opinion (re: is he alive) 13:42:20 question re state shipmetns (syria) 13:42:29 DR: it's an intel issue. they control their border. we're hopeful that type of thing doesn't happen. 13:42:48 question re dead and wounded - proportion should be different 13:43:07 DR: you know that wouldn't be the case. there's no on e in this govt here or on the ground that's oing to underreport what's going on. most certainly not. the facts are clear - when people are killed, we say so 13:43:38 when we're wrong, as we've seen, when they've wnadered off or gotten lost - we say so 13:43:52 MYERS: before families are notiifed we don't release those figures, so there may be some lag time but we don't hid those figures 13:44:15 mcwethy question re: discussions with wallace prior to intv logger pulled off 13:45:50 DR: i've not read the article. don't know how i can be any clearer. i saw the headline and i have a hesitancy about believeing the headline tells the story 13:46:11 question re: humanitarina issues... 13:46:23 DR: we've not seen any accurate reports that suggest there's a humanitarian crisis in iraq. we've seen some reporters and pics of people hoping to get fofod or water. whethere that's anecdotal is unclear 13:46:50 we do know that water mains were broken and there were some fraction of people down south that were without water...brits are bringing water... 13:47:07 one would hope people under our respobility are getting what they need 13:47:16 peole in those areas presumably are okay. we also know thatt iraqi people overall have something like 2-6 weeks of food predistributed for the period preceeding, maybe a ccouple of months 13:47:44 the likelihood that they would run out seem not to be great 13:47:54 gallahad arrived with 200 (myers says 300) tons of food 13:48:10 MYERS: WFP says that the system is still partiallly intact... 13:48:45 question comparing prior statments about way to go about regime change - psych v. military ops 13:49:11 DR: from the outset pref. would have been that diplomacy would hafe worked, second hope was ultimatum...with air war pref. would have been they throw in the towel or saddam would leave...conflict has to be pursued. 13:49:42 it's gonna end and it's gonna end with saddam hussein losing. i hope it's done iwth minimal loss of life....**** 13:50:13 question re rules of the road same for terrorism? with us or against us.... logger pulled off briefly 13:51:49 DR: my stmt i believe said something like this: to the extent they interfere they would have to be cosnidered combatants 13:52:16 last question 13:52:25 DR: no i didn't say it wasn't important - i said it wasn't knowable. we'll find out real estate will be occupied by coalition forces - it seems to me i siad there are people all across the spectrum 13:52:59 why figure it out now? we'll know. we've got people embeeddded....my guess is they'll think things more positive when they see we don't want to occupy, we bring water and food, not war agianst people or religion 13:53:29 they might feel a little different when the death squads aren't standing next to them with guns to their head 13:53:48 we have poeple inside talking to people, dealing with people. we have good sense - not of everyone b/c no gallup polls going on in there (laughter)...but my guess is it will vary from city to city 13:54:15 we're seeing some muslim leaders issuing fatwahs against saddam's regime...some doing opposite 13:54:33 DR: if i did it wouldn't be very useful a day r week or month from now. 13:54:45 last question re extent of forces with allegiance ot iranian govt - battarcor 13:55:21 we know the numbers - you know (waves hand, lots of laughter) 13:55:34 hundreds. 13:55:39 they are iraqis i'm sure they've been hosytile to regime of saddam., htey've been housed, funded, armed, sponsored by irana nd they report up through revolutionary guard 13:56:02 how they'd behave with diff. regime is unclear. seems to me the issue is franks and coalition are busy we'd prefer it not be ,made worse by other neighbors 13:56:29 i thought that was the last question. walks off.
KOPPEL CAM / RS 131 / 9:44 - 11:05 AM - Victory arch 10:34
10:13:32 interior footage - walkthrough of damage with blount 10:14:19 view outside window 10:14:25 hallway damage 10:14:48 water tower and pull to reveal city plaza 10:14:57 ts glasses on counter and tilt up to cupboard - moves reveal soldier inspecting floumizin and other items in bathroom 10:15:34 heavily damaged room vs. 10:16:48 two soldiers walk to door, look in 10:17:01 soldiers mulling about 10:17:05 sot with soldier 10:17:44 pov top of moving tank as it dries through baghdad, past plaza 10:18:30 passing by stadium type structure 10:19:07 passing sculpture of sword in hand * 10:19:20 soldier on tank then pan to reveal sculpture in road 10:20:27 black 10:22:07 crowd of soldiers standing by Tigris behind tank 10:22:56 yes sir, this is where we were doing recent....pretty amazing, just pics of saddam everywhere; everybody sent him pictures 10:23:21 soldiers walk around tank 10:23:51 i'll just go ahead and burn it 10:23:56 tk: long time coming / blount: yeah, it has been 10:24:24 tk: now the fire we're still hearing / blount: sounded more like some explosions blowing up ammo supply point although we still have some sniper fire 10:24:47 tk: essentially your men control the heart of baghdad...victoryt arch and i take it you're not pulling out? / blount: we do control the city here and all entrances outof the city...gotta be here to show the regime change is succesful, keep stability here in the city 10:25:30 blount looks around 10:25:58 soldier mentions the al rasheed hotel...pretty thick wall...pretty tough fight... 10:26:26 they were definitely using the journalists as cover...that building on the right was the ministry of industry, they were dropping mortars over there... 10:27:02 tank on side of road, looking at al rasheed across river 10:27:26 ministry of industry and labor from across river 10:27:37 soldiers climb steps 10:28:02 soldiers enter building, walk around 10:29:27 soldiers enter large hall 10:29:34 portrait of saddam on couch 10:29:48 soldiers enter meeting room 10:30:26 another view of saddam portrait on couch, pull and pan across soldiers 10:31:07 draped furniture outside 10:31:23 blount: historical day....coalition forces here...cost us 39 soldiers lives; but we gotta lot of work to do; major step on the right road for baghdad 10:32:21 has tanks/bradleys/transport vehicles parked outside building 10:33:07 exterior shot of airport, various vehicles outside 10:33:28 victory arch ls with tanks drviing slowly down street, soldiers marching 10:34:35 ted standup in front of victory arch: four months ago i wated to do this/...security minders were so concerned about saddam being right back there... 10:35:20 take two 10:35:41 take three 10:36:13 tilt down victory arch to soldiers and tanks on street 10:36:46 tank rolls slowly down street 10:36:53 tilt up to crossed swords at top of victory arch 10:37:02 las victory arch with tank turret in shot 10:37:35 soldiers gathered around tank with blount 10:39:06 soldier sot, explaining bldgs kind of fortified all these main arteries - that's the ministry of justice...that's the interior police guys... 10:40:30 two people in abandoned looking street, barbed wire in fg, pull to reveal tank 10:40:48 tans and soldiers occupy corner - soldiers walking in deserted street 10:41:02 SOT: the regime destoryed, is what's left to be done; it appears therre's less and less fighting every day... 10:41:28 sleeping soldier in front of sandbags 10:41:52 more sleeping soldiers ** 10:42:19 soldier walking on street covered in debirs 10:42:27 ssoldier looking inside deserted shop 10:42:34 soldiers sitting by stand 10:42:44 vs of tanks outside of official govt bldg 10:42:57 ls soldiers walking down street past tank 10:43:18 soldiers walking down street, blount at lead, smiling 10:45:08 bullethole on tank CU * 10:45:20 blount inspects tank, tk asks about damage to tanks 10:45:32 blount: int he fuel cells, sometimes but ... it'll recur... 10:45:44 blount: rpg's not effective against tanks ...they've all survived.... 10:46:34 push from blount back to hole in tank 10:46:42 bigger hole in tank cu ** 10:46:47 ms tank with push to big hole in front ** 10:46:56 soldier walking down street toward civilians...seem to be chasing civilians away 10:47:17 SOT: this one here - they are looters and we told them we don't care as long as you stay where you are...stay safe, we're going to stop destroyting weapons, we don't want you to get hurt...they say w'ell negotiate it...victory now, they say we're poor people...please can we go to our houses over there....(VIDEO notes: one man seems to be holding something, others walk toward them at end of shot, nothing terribly active) 10:48:25 soldiers walk toward civilians again...converse with them... 10:49:42 tank /bradley parked by bridge 10:49:56 "carpe diem" written on turret 10:50:48 SOT - soldier translates carpe diem properly....explains damage to tank.... 10:51:52 tank is still useable, oh yes, she's gonna make it....charles wooten... 10:52:10 cameraman and soldiers with man behind fence. boy enters frame....blount speaks with man through translator - man speaks of hardship 10:54:24 man and (sons?) wave goodbye, walk away 10:54:38 tank in bg with gnarled debris in fg 10:54:46 three soldiers atop tank 10:54:50 pan across plaza with govt bldg 10:54:58 ts portrait 10:55:28 soldiers in back of bradley outside palace? 10:55:46 soldiers walk to entrance 10:55:58 soldiers walking through lobby 10:56:28 looking at model 10:57:02 more walkthrough 10:57:30 messy bedroom 10:58:33 shot fired? (no one seems worried) 10:58:44 soldier sleeps in bed 10:58:54 soldier sleeps on couch
CENTCOM / RS 116 / 7:04 - 8:02 AM / GFX FOLLOWS
07:04:39 walking in 07:04:50 general renuart - general brooks will follow w/ specifics to make you aware of 07:05:11 our message has been consistant we are on plan continue to reduce pockets of resistance in southern areas - from bazra to baghdad alot of activity in bahgdad 07:05:47 it's imp. to note that despite what you see in some of cities this operation is a long way from complete *** a lot of areas not yet stabalized there's a long way to go still we will reach all objectives ** none comes for free 07:06:46 we always take a moment to remember - and members of 3 parties 07:07:02 the war brings cost that affects us all 07:07:11 city of baghdad really is complete - we believe we've cut major routes in and out of city - 07:07:34 in the south 1st uk armour devision - moving to north to link w/ 1st marine - secured all southern oil fields pleased that 800 of 1000 well heads have been inspected 07:08:12 in each area the population seems supportive and welcoming 07:08:31 some of senior clerics are asking for our help - reinforcing their curfew in the city also asked for locals to turn in weapons - the best is it's coming from leadership 07:09:13 cutaway 07:09:18 found 4 warehouses of food held by regime we're distrib to pop 07:09:40 cutaway 07:09:46 in baghdad operations are ongoing - localized pockets of resistance at the same time - 2 pillars of campaign conducting assesments of hospitals, water, elect so we can return quality care to people of baghdad 07:10:33 town of arupa - had meeting w/ leaders - declared open to coalition forces met w/ mayor to return power to community we've assisted w/ power generation 07:11:06 cutaway 07:11:12 ? about media access for people of iraq - we hope soon - working to find contacts w/ in city to begin iraqi broadcast network ** 07:11:51 our info operation continue w/ tune in so they understand baghdad is still not a safe city 07:12:13 final point we've been planning for the peace that follows we're not sure when still work to do - to ensure stability reviewing railroads, bridge, power lights water to begin to infuse repair and restore 07:13:07 general brooks 07:13:12 operations do continue - our coalition special forces - we have succeded in norther iraq - MAP iraqi have been forced back 07:13:58 it is not yet secure - west - this is an area that joins syria and iraq potential use for ballistic missles. arupa - good story - fighting early in war - special operations are being welcomed in a friendly way 07:14:45 special op forces near hadik adam ? POINTS TO MAp - has important dam - servies as crossing point to river . 07:15:25 shows video of operation these are tanks arriving by c17 aircraft - tanks rolling across dam ********* 07:16:04 this is good ex of flexibily and great options to defeat regime 07:16:19 control 5 airfields - SHOWS MAP focus in areas of karbala , baghdad...xxxxxx 07:17:46 baghdad map 1st marine increased presense pockets of resistance in center of city MAP - that's where fighting occured this morning - the fighting ended ** 07:18:25 5th core increased presence - fight last night - regime tried to cross river and they were driven back 07:18:59 map of airports - larger area west of river tightened into this area - northeast to center of town 07:19:20 cutaway 07:19:46 we do cont efforts to comm w/ iraq - we've distrib more that 1 million leaflets yesterday alone - good news moving beyond 1 way and interacting directly 07:20:29 needs are food water and medical - not been a crisis in food - can provide supplements to food stocks PICTURE OF KIDS w/ daily - new type is different color salmon colored - not being airdropped are handed 07:21:23 expanding medical care - spanish ship brouthg medical bay w/ over 50 beds and off ship hospital 07:21:47 VIDEO OF OFFLOADING OF SHIP **** 07:22:13 important to medical condition- also immediate med attention everyday (w/ pictures) 07:22:44 clean drinking water daily challenege - meeting needs - water is trucked in and then into distribution bags - in some cases own (PICTURE OF WATER BAGS) purified thru military equipment ** we believe efforts will make functional and operational again 07:23:55 other general again - leaflets - as we were going to oil fields w/ engineers and returning workers to cites - we noticed wells have been wired to be destroyed many had valves turned off - we said you watched this happen how did they do this - we read your leaflets - keeping oil infrasturcet important for future - meesage passesd from leaflets worked to protect the people *** questions 07:26:37 as we have seen in cities there is a governance based on tradition clerks, tribal leaders, taken away regime dominance - that gives us a natural avenue to put structure in comm. iraqi people will choose what government will look like 07:27:43 this is the first for iraqi people to voice preference for future 07:28:14 cutaway 07:29:05 special forces are monitoring control of traffic out to syria - 07:29:58 we believe forces (rep guard) have been significanly reducedwe believe we're making good progress 07:32:16 that area was site of largest number of missle launches want to prtect neighbnors in that area (al kahim?) preserve saudi , jordan - it's preventive medicine we hope to reduce possibilty from being a serious factor 07:33:28 fight in baghdad - an interesting dynamic - areas shed bonds of regime - brought to light leads - they're over here over htere - these people have been in terror for some time - not all leads are current or accurate - we had info a meeting was occuring it happened this area was planned for today so came together by mosque our troops were fired on and engaged - we've resovled, killed or captured enemy - we're going to have to take info and take action on ground or thru special forces as appropriate 07:35:42 a city or cities held prisoner a great deal of bad feeligns towards regime - many people take things express anger - not way to have cities conduct selves - basra - senior clerics asked to have presence in neighborhood - today fewer reports of that behavior in basra - yesterday eastern baghdad - reaction of people - today move us military into areas - our intent to work w/ leaders b/c all of us understand better safe - continue thru civil to work w/ leaders to begin to calm neighborhoods - over time iraqi officials will build police force 07:37:58 in basra we were asked to consider a curfew they'll make a decision might be for an area - our intent is not to be heavy but stability is brought back 07:38:38 tikrit don't have forces - we are focused - we still have along way to go only covered about 60 %***** 07:39:44 this coalition have capability to monitor sugnals - continue to do that - we'll continue to evaluate intelligence 07:40:26 quantities of equipment - any # would be a lie - changes - each day we have uncovered #'s of destoryed equipment to scrap metal yards - those still funtional we will maintain control - there will be military secutiry built back - keep cost of returning a force in future **** 07:41:48 no direction to not display us flag - a few cases in jubiliation they bring it out nad then think better of it - the guidance from head quarters we have to understand this is the country of iraq - iraqi flag will be flown ******we'll continue to be enthusiastic and understading of free iraq 07:42:56 baghadad still an ugly place - parts not secured - others we believe small elements of rep. guard - go to those and return stability - we're making good progress 07:43:58 your not gonna answer this eaither (laughter) about where are saddam, uday...etc 07:44:52 saddam uday don't know where they are - but continue persuit of anthing - don't know that they're alive or dead - not important continue to puresue - other pieces will fall into place ******** 07:47:24 we have forces in mazul- we have support from kurkish fighters 07:50:11 our forces have been trained for broad variety of circumstances some are civil military operations - marines to deal in urban environments - it will be natural trnsition from combat to civil in neighborhoods - it is important to create environment that is secure - schools reopen markets reopening 07:52:31 not afghan model - allow time to show and you'll see results 07:52:48 tikrit - area important to us - don't want to misrepresent a great deal of emphasis on it - we'll continue to increase emphasis on tikrit - operate on time line we have 07:53:47 125 hospitals - trying to survey those - some have large # of patients some lack of electiricy and water - continue to assess - id those areas to restore power and water - 07:58:29 surprised that saddam might go to iran would not be welcomed there 07:58:46 we believe many of sources of info near baghdad area we hope to gain access to more facilities many of the places WMD are hidden are not going to be obvious to the eye - have to use intelligence 07:59:42 thank you very much
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM: Doha Feed usccom 0700 - 0800 General Vincent Brooks briefing
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM: Doha Feed 0700 - 0800 Briefing with Brig. General Vincent Brooks 07:04:39 walking in 07:04:50 general renuart - general brooks will follow w/ specifics to make you aware of 07:05:11 our message has been consistant we are on plan continue to reduce pockets of resistance in southern areas - from bazra to baghdad alot of activity in bahgdad 07:05:47 it's important to note that despite what you see in some of cities this operation is a long way from complete *** a lot of areas not yet stabalized there's a long way to go still we will reach all objectives ** none comes for free 07:06:46 we always take a moment to remember - and members of 3 parties 07:07:02 the war brings cost that affects us all 07:07:11 city of baghdad really is complete - we believe we've cut major routes in and out of city - 07:07:34 in the south 1st uk armour devision - moving to north to link w/ 1st marine - secured all southern oil fields pleased that 800 of 1000 well heads have been inspected 07:08:12 in each area the population seems supportive and welcoming 07:08:31 some of senior clerics are asking for our help - reinforcing their curfew in the city also asked for locals to turn in weapons - the best is it's coming from leadership 07:09:13 cutaway 07:09:18 found 4 warehouses of food held by regime we're distributing to population 07:09:40 cutaway 07:09:46 in baghdad operations are ongoing - localized pockets of resistance at the same time - 2 pillars of campaign conducting assesments of hospitals, water, elect so we can return quality care to people of baghdad 07:10:33 town of arupa - had meeting w/ leaders - declared open to coalition forces met w/ mayor to return power to community we've assisted w/ power generation 07:11:06 cutaway 07:11:12 ? about media access for people of iraq - we hope soon - working to find contacts w/ in city to begin iraqi broadcast network ** 07:11:51 our information operation continue w/ tune in so they understand baghdad is still not a safe city 07:12:13 final point we've been planning for the peace that follows we're not sure when still work to do - to ensure stability reviewing railroads, bridge, power lights water to begin to infuse repair and restore 07:13:07 general brooks 07:13:12 operations do continue - our coalition special forces - we have succeded in norther iraq - MAP iraqi have been forced back 07:13:58 it is not yet secure - west - this is an area that joins syria and iraq potential use for ballistic missles. arupa - good story - fighting early in war - special operations are being welcomed in a friendly way 07:14:45 special operations forces near hadik adam ? POINTS TO MAp - has important dam - servies as crossing point to river . 07:15:25 shows video of operation these are tanks arriving by C17 aircraft - tanks rolling across dam ********* 07:16:04 this is good ex of flexibily and great options to defeat regime 07:16:19 control 5 airfields - SHOWS MAP focus in areas of karbala , baghdad...xxxxxx 07:17:46 baghdad map 1st marine increased presense pockets of resistance in center of city MAP - that's where fighting occured this morning - the fighting ended ** 07:18:25 5th core increased presence - fight last night - regime tried to cross river and they were driven back 07:18:59 map of airports - larger area west of river tightened into this area - northeast to center of town 07:19:20 cutaway 07:19:46 we do cont efforts to comm w/ iraq - we've distrib more that 1 million leaflets yesterday alone - good news moving beyond 1 way and interacting directly 07:20:29 needs are food water and medical - not been a crisis in food - can provide supplements to food stocks PICTURE OF KIDS w/ daily - new type is different color salmon colored - not being airdropped are handed 07:21:23 expanding medical care - spanish ship brouthg medical bay w/ over 50 beds and off ship hospital 07:21:47 VIDEO OF OFFLOADING OF SHIP **** 07:22:13 important to medical condition- also immediate medical attention everyday (w/ pictures) 07:22:44 clean drinking water daily challenege - meeting needs - water is trucked in and then into distribution bags - in some cases own (PICTURE OF WATER BAGS) purified thru military equipment ** we believe efforts will make functional and operational again 07:23:55 other general again - leaflets - as we were going to oil fields w/ engineers and returning workers to cites - we noticed wells have been wired to be destroyed many had valves turned off - we said you watched this happen how did they do this - we read your leaflets - keeping oil infrasturcet important for future - meesage passesd from leaflets worked to protect the people *** questions 07:26:37 as we have seen in cities there is a governance based on tradition clerks, tribal leaders, taken away regime dominance - that gives us a natural avenue to put structure in comm. iraqi people will choose what government will look like 07:27:43 this is the first for iraqi people to voice preference for future 07:28:14 cutaway 07:29:05 special forces are monitoring control of traffic out to syria - 07:29:58 we believe forces ( republican guard ) have been significanly reduced we believe we're making good progress 07:32:16 that area was site of largest number of missle launches want to prtect neighbnors in that area (al kahim?) preserve saudi , jordan - it's preventive medicine we hope to reduce possibilty from being a serious factor 07:33:28 fight in baghdad - an interesting dynamic - areas shed bonds of regime - brought to light leads - they're over here over htere - these people have been in terror for some time - not all leads are current or accurate - we had info a meeting was occuring it happened this area was planned for today so came together by mosque our troops were fired on and engaged - we've resovled, killed or captured enemy - we're going to have to take info and take action on ground or thru special forces as appropriate 07:35:42 a city or cities held prisoner a great deal of bad feeligns towards regime - many people take things express anger - not way to have cities conduct selves - basra - senior clerics asked to have presence in neighborhood - today fewer reports of that behavior in basra - yesterday eastern baghdad - reaction of people - today move us military into areas - our intent to work w/ leaders because all of us understand better safe - continue thru civil to work w/ leaders to begin to calm neighborhoods - over time iraqi officials will build police force 07:37:58 in basra we were asked to consider a curfew they'll make a decision might be for an area - our intent is not to be heavy but stability is brought back 7:38:38 tikrit don't have forces - we are focused - we still have along way to go only covered about 60 %***** 07:39:44 this coalition have capability to monitor sugnals - continue to do that - we'll continue to evaluate intelligence 07:40:26 quantities of equipment - any # would be a lie - changes - each day we have uncovered #'s of destoryed equipment to scrap metal yards - those still funtional we will maintain control - there will be military secutiry built back - keep cost of returning a force in future **** 07:41:48 no direction to not display us flag - a few cases in jubiliation they bring it out nad then think better of it - the guidance from head quarters we have to understand this is the country of iraq - iraqi flag will be flown ******we'll continue to be enthusiastic and understading of free iraq 07:42:56 baghadad still an ugly place - parts not secured - others we believe small elements of rep. guard - go to those and return stability - we're making good progress 07:43:58 your not gonna answer this eaither (laughter) about where are saddam, uday...etc 07:44:52 saddam uday don't know where they are - but continue persuit of anthing - don't know that they're alive or dead - not important continue to puresue - other pieces will fall into place ******** 07:47:24 we have forces in mazul- we have support from kurkish fighters 07:50:11 our forces have been trained for broad variety of circumstances some are civil military operations - marines to deal in urban environments - it will be natural trnsition from combat to civil in neighborhoods - it is important to create environment that is secure - schools reopen markets reopening 07:52:31 not afghan model - allow time to show and you'll see results 07:52:48 tikrit - area important to us - don't want to misrepresent a great deal of emphasis on it - we'll continue to increase emphasis on tikrit - operate on time line we have 07:53:47 125 hospitals - trying to survey those - some have large # of patients some lack of electiricy and water - continue to assess - id those areas to restore power and water - 07:58:29 surprised that saddam might go to iran would not be welcomed there 07:58:46 we believe many of sources of info near baghdad area we hope to gain access to more facilities many of the places WMD are hidden are not going to be obvious to the eye - have to use intelligence 07:59:42 thank you very much
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM: Doha Feed usccom 0700 - 0800 General Vincent Brooks briefing
NOTE: BAD COLOR LEVELS ON ORIGINAL TAPE OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM: Doha Feed 0700 - 0800 Briefing with Brig. General Vincent Brooks 07:04:39 walking in 07:04:50 general renuart - general brooks will follow w/ specifics to make you aware of 07:05:11 our message has been consistant we are on plan continue to reduce pockets of resistance in southern areas - from bazra to baghdad alot of activity in bahgdad 07:05:47 it's important to note that despite what you see in some of cities this operation is a long way from complete *** a lot of areas not yet stabalized there's a long way to go still we will reach all objectives ** none comes for free 07:06:46 we always take a moment to remember - and members of 3 parties 07:07:02 the war brings cost that affects us all 07:07:11 city of baghdad really is complete - we believe we've cut major routes in and out of city - 07:07:34 in the south 1st uk armour devision - moving to north to link w/ 1st marine - secured all southern oil fields pleased that 800 of 1000 well heads have been inspected 07:08:12 in each area the population seems supportive and welcoming 07:08:31 some of senior clerics are asking for our help - reinforcing their curfew in the city also asked for locals to turn in weapons - the best is it's coming from leadership 07:09:13 cutaway 07:09:18 found 4 warehouses of food held by regime we're distributing to population 07:09:40 cutaway 07:09:46 in baghdad operations are ongoing - localized pockets of resistance at the same time - 2 pillars of campaign conducting assesments of hospitals, water, elect so we can return quality care to people of baghdad 07:10:33 town of arupa - had meeting w/ leaders - declared open to coalition forces met w/ mayor to return power to community we've assisted w/ power generation 07:11:06 cutaway 07:11:12 ? about media access for people of iraq - we hope soon - working to find contacts w/ in city to begin iraqi broadcast network ** 07:11:51 our information operation continue w/ tune in so they understand baghdad is still not a safe city 07:12:13 final point we've been planning for the peace that follows we're not sure when still work to do - to ensure stability reviewing railroads, bridge, power lights water to begin to infuse repair and restore 07:13:07 general brooks 07:13:12 operations do continue - our coalition special forces - we have succeded in norther iraq - MAP iraqi have been forced back 07:13:58 it is not yet secure - west - this is an area that joins syria and iraq potential use for ballistic missles. arupa - good story - fighting early in war - special operations are being welcomed in a friendly way 07:14:45 special operations forces near hadik adam ? POINTS TO MAp - has important dam - servies as crossing point to river . 07:15:25 shows video of operation these are tanks arriving by C17 aircraft - tanks rolling across dam ********* 07:16:04 this is good ex of flexibily and great options to defeat regime 07:16:19 control 5 airfields - SHOWS MAP focus in areas of karbala , baghdad...xxxxxx 07:17:46 baghdad map 1st marine increased presense pockets of resistance in center of city MAP - that's where fighting occured this morning - the fighting ended ** 07:18:25 5th core increased presence - fight last night - regime tried to cross river and they were driven back 07:18:59 map of airports - larger area west of river tightened into this area - northeast to center of town 07:19:20 cutaway 07:19:46 we do cont efforts to comm w/ iraq - we've distrib more that 1 million leaflets yesterday alone - good news moving beyond 1 way and interacting directly 07:20:29 needs are food water and medical - not been a crisis in food - can provide supplements to food stocks PICTURE OF KIDS w/ daily - new type is different color salmon colored - not being airdropped are handed 07:21:23 expanding medical care - spanish ship brouthg medical bay w/ over 50 beds and off ship hospital 07:21:47 VIDEO OF OFFLOADING OF SHIP **** 07:22:13 important to medical condition- also immediate medical attention everyday (w/ pictures) 07:22:44 clean drinking water daily challenege - meeting needs - water is trucked in and then into distribution bags - in some cases own (PICTURE OF WATER BAGS) purified thru military equipment ** we believe efforts will make functional and operational again 07:23:55 other general again - leaflets - as we were going to oil fields w/ engineers and returning workers to cites - we noticed wells have been wired to be destroyed many had valves turned off - we said you watched this happen how did they do this - we read your leaflets - keeping oil infrasturcet important for future - meesage passesd from leaflets worked to protect the people *** questions 07:26:37 as we have seen in cities there is a governance based on tradition clerks, tribal leaders, taken away regime dominance - that gives us a natural avenue to put structure in comm. iraqi people will choose what government will look like 07:27:43 this is the first for iraqi people to voice preference for future 07:28:14 cutaway 07:29:05 special forces are monitoring control of traffic out to syria - 07:29:58 we believe forces ( republican guard ) have been significanly reduced we believe we're making good progress 07:32:16 that area was site of largest number of missle launches want to prtect neighbnors in that area (al kahim?) preserve saudi , jordan - it's preventive medicine we hope to reduce possibilty from being a serious factor 07:33:28 fight in baghdad - an interesting dynamic - areas shed bonds of regime - brought to light leads - they're over here over htere - these people have been in terror for some time - not all leads are current or accurate - we had info a meeting was occuring it happened this area was planned for today so came together by mosque our troops were fired on and engaged - we've resovled, killed or captured enemy - we're going to have to take info and take action on ground or thru special forces as appropriate 07:35:42 a city or cities held prisoner a great deal of bad feeligns towards regime - many people take things express anger - not way to have cities conduct selves - basra - senior clerics asked to have presence in neighborhood - today fewer reports of that behavior in basra - yesterday eastern baghdad - reaction of people - today move us military into areas - our intent to work w/ leaders because all of us understand better safe - continue thru civil to work w/ leaders to begin to calm neighborhoods - over time iraqi officials will build police force 07:37:58 in basra we were asked to consider a curfew they'll make a decision might be for an area - our intent is not to be heavy but stability is brought back 7:38:38 tikrit don't have forces - we are focused - we still have along way to go only covered about 60 %***** 07:39:44 this coalition have capability to monitor sugnals - continue to do that - we'll continue to evaluate intelligence 07:40:26 quantities of equipment - any # would be a lie - changes - each day we have uncovered #'s of destoryed equipment to scrap metal yards - those still funtional we will maintain control - there will be military secutiry built back - keep cost of returning a force in future **** 07:41:48 no direction to not display us flag - a few cases in jubiliation they bring it out nad then think better of it - the guidance from head quarters we have to understand this is the country of iraq - iraqi flag will be flown ******we'll continue to be enthusiastic and understading of free iraq 07:42:56 baghadad still an ugly place - parts not secured - others we believe small elements of rep. guard - go to those and return stability - we're making good progress 07:43:58 your not gonna answer this eaither (laughter) about where are saddam, uday...etc 07:44:52 saddam uday don't know where they are - but continue persuit of anthing - don't know that they're alive or dead - not important continue to puresue - other pieces will fall into place ******** 07:47:24 we have forces in mazul- we have support from kurkish fighters 07:50:11 our forces have been trained for broad variety of circumstances some are civil military operations - marines to deal in urban environments - it will be natural trnsition from combat to civil in neighborhoods - it is important to create environment that is secure - schools reopen markets reopening 07:52:31 not afghan model - allow time to show and you'll see results 07:52:48 tikrit - area important to us - don't want to misrepresent a great deal of emphasis on it - we'll continue to increase emphasis on tikrit - operate on time line we have 07:53:47 125 hospitals - trying to survey those - some have large # of patients some lack of electiricy and water - continue to assess - id those areas to restore power and water - 07:58:29 surprised that saddam might go to iran would not be welcomed there 07:58:46 we believe many of sources of info near baghdad area we hope to gain access to more facilities many of the places WMD are hidden are not going to be obvious to the eye - have to use intelligence 07:59:42 thank you very much