Topics and Guests, December 19

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Jim Angle reports: The United States says Iraq is in material breach. John Negroponte, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, says that Iraq's 12,000-page arms declaration "is just one more act of deception in a history of lies from a defiant dictator." Meanwhile Secretary of State Colin Powell says the declaration totally fails to disclose its past and current activities regarding chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

Guest preview:  FOX News contributor Dennis Ross, former Middle East envoy to two presidents, gives us an inside look into Iraq's war plans.


• Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix says he will tell the Security Council that there is "not much" new information about Iraq's weapons programs in its 12,000-page declaration.

• Police arrest nine suspected Al Qaeda operatives, including two Americans and a Canadian, in a joint raid with FBI agents in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

• Incoming Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott is continuing his PR campaign, making phone calls to senators to seek their forgiveness and ask them to save his political hide.

• President Hugo Chavez brands protesting oil workers as traitors sabotaging Venezuela's oil-based economy and issues a decree to end food and gas shortages caused by a general strike.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
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