Evening News Roundup

various networks

Broadcasts lead with American’s canceled flights.

ABC: News of Bush’s Iraq speech, noting it means a large U.S. presence in the country through the end of his presidency. Brief reaction clips from Clinton and Obama.

CBS: Coverage of Bush’s Iraq speech. Couric interviewed Petraeus on Iraq progress; acknowledged being “frustrated,” but pointed to progress on the ground. News he has conducted “secret diplomatic missions” to Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey and other countries to convince them to stop the flow of fighters into Iraq.

NBC: Like CBS, coverage of Bush’s speech, followed by interview with Petraeus, in which he rules out holding public office.

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