All three networks led with gruesome pictures from their Baghdad correspondents. ABC's Hilary Brown (subscription required) called the attacks "massive, well-coordinated and deadly…black smoke billowed over the suburb." CBS' Elizabeth Palmer started off with turkey dinner in a Baghdad mess hall, but then switched outside: the newly-arrived troops "learned just how savage their tour of duty could be." She showed us bloody hospital corridors: "Many died where they lay." NBC's Tom Aspell warned that when Baghdad's curfew eases "there will be a wave of reprisal killings."
Trouble continues to brew in Lebanon. CBS' Sheila MacVicar shows us scenes from the funeral of assassinated Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel that turned into an anti-Syria rally. "Those bullets shot holes in US policy just at the moment when the US and its allies were beginning to reach out to Syria." The Bush Administration "had hoped Syria might help stabilize Iraq."
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