Topics and Guests, August 26

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

White House lawyers tell President Bush he would not need congressional approval to attack Saddam Hussein's Iraq, although advisers say political considerations could prompt the president to seek a nod from lawmakers anyway.


•  Afghanistan's foreign minister believes most Al Qaeda and Taliban fugitives, including Usama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammed Omar, are in hiding across the border in northwest Pakistan.

•  Amid increasing speculation about possible U.S. action against Saddam Hussein's Iraq, President Bush will meet with Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince Bandar.

•  Israel's army chief of staff calls for a decisive victory over the Palestinians to ensure that terror is not rewarded — saying the Palestinians posed a "cancer-like" threat that needs to be "fought to the bitter end."

•  Steve J. Hatfill, the scientist the FBI named a "person of interest" in the investigation of last year's deadly anthrax mailings, again proclaimed his innocence and offered to take blood and handwriting tests to prove it.

Details on this story and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.

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