Sunday, December 3, 2006
On FOX News Sunday this week: The White House and Congress urgently await the release of the Iraq Study Group report, likely to recommend a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops and a shift in strategy. But during his meeting Thursday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, President Bush said the U.S. would stay until forces get "the job done." What is the commission's plan for success and is the White House willing to accept a new strategy? We will speak with a key member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the incoming Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Additionally, a FOX News Sunday exclusive with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer with his take on the role of the Court and recent significant cases.
Our guests this week include:
• Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Senate Armed Services Committee
• Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Committee
• Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
First, the state of U.S. policy in Iraq hangs in the balance with this week's release of a highly-touted report with recommendations for a strategy forward in Iraq. Will the Iraq Study Group offer a new plan for curbing the violence and forging political compromise in Iraq? And with a leaked White House memo revealing little confidence in the Iraqi Prime Minister, is Maliki capable of implementing any new strategy and keeping to his pledge to take over security operations next June? For perspective on this week's Bush-Maliki meeting, the upcoming report and this week's hearing for Defense Secretary Nominee Robert Gates, we will speak with Sen. Lindsey Graham of the Senate Armed Services Committee and incoming Senate Foreign Relations Chairman and 2008 presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden.
Then, an FNS exclusive with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. With a number of controversial cases on this year's docket, what is Breyer's take on the role of the Court when it comes to national security issues, freedom of speech, and privacy? As he begins his 13th year on the nation's highest court, we will also discuss his view of the Supreme Court's role in promoting democracy, and how he approaches contentious decisions. We will ask Justice Breyer to take us on a rare glimpse behind the bench.
Our FOX News Sunday panel will then debate the impact of the Bush/al-Maliki meeting and the upcoming Iraq Study Group report on the ongoing violence. The panel will include NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer, and Wall Street Journal Editorial Editor Paul Gigot.
Finally, our power player this week is the newest top cop in the nation's capital and the first woman to hold the post — incoming D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,