- Newsmaker: Are Iraqi Warheads the Smoking Gun?
Yesterday, weapons inspectors found 11 chemical warheads in a bunker inside Iraq. Was Saddam trying to conceal them? Today, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer insisted they were not revealed in Iraq-s 12,000-page declaration. Robin Wright, chief diplomatic correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, says that while the warheads do not constitute a smoking gun, they do reveal the underlying disagreement about what does.
- Reporter's Notebook: Anti-War Advertisement Makes Comeback
The most famous political commercial in TV history aired in 1964, on behalf of Democrat Lyndon Johnson-s presidential re-election campaign against GOP challenger Barry Goldwater. Well remembered as it may be today, the daisy commercial was only broadcast once. Now, its images have been resurrected. Tom Rosenstiel, of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, looks at the latest ad campaign to affect government policy on Iraq.
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