The President's speech in Riga inspired the three leads. NBC's David Gregory emphasized Bush's refusal to withdraw US troops: "He blamed the violence not on civil war but on Sunni terrorists." ABC's Raddatz reported "serious doubts" among unnamed defense officials as to whether al-Maliki is "willing or able" to quell the violence. "The Iraqi government could collapse within weeks," she was told. CBS' Jim Axelrod speculated that al-Maliki may pressure Bush to withdraw US troops.
You must be logged in to this website to leave a comment. Please click here to log in so you can participate in the discussion.