Topics and Guests for May 31

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French President Jacques Chirac (search) names close advisor Dominique de Villepin as France's new prime minister. Chirac wants Villepin to form a new government — but will a new French government improve opinion of Chirac? John O'Sullivan, former advisor to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, weighs in.

According to The Washington Times, an Al Qaeda (search) training manual tells terrorists to cry torture if they are captured. Some say it explains charges of mistreatment at Guantanamo Bay, including allegations that guards there flushed the Koran down the toilet. But are the allegations of abuse part of a bigger plan by Al Qaeda to hurt the image of the U.S. Military? We'll ask former CIA operative Wayne Simmons.

A new book on former President Bill Clinton (search) details his emotional fender benders with his wife and his vice president. It also describes an aggressive side of Clinton we rarely saw. So is this book an accurate portrayal of the former commander-in-chief? And will it have any impact on his legacy? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for the Bush campaign, and former Senator Dennis Deconcini, D-Ariz.

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