December 31, 2006

On Fox News Sunday this week:

Looking ahead to 2007, we analyze the path ahead for the war in Iraq and handicap the 2008 presidential field.

First, as Saddam Hussein faces execution and President Bush finalizes a new strategy for victory, we'll have a live report on the latest from Baghdad. Then, we will discuss the stakes in Iraq, with a key Senate foreign policy leader. How will the hanging of the former dictator impact the insurgency and can the president still lay out a path for victory after more than three years of fighting?

Additionally, we will speak with the first candidate to officially enter the 2008 Democratic presidential field — will his head start pay off?

Our guests this week include:

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA), Iowa Governor and 2008 Presidential Candidate

President Bush invited his senior national security leaders to Texas this week to finalize his revamped plan for the war in Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraqi authorities speed up the execution of Saddam Hussein. Will the ex-dictator’s death bolster the fragile government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki or spur increased attacks from Sunni insurgents?

Additionally, the President is considering a "surge" in U.S. troops to secure Baghdad, but is the troop boost militarily or politically sustainable? For answers, we turn to a senior foreign policy voice from the U.S. Senate, Richard Lugar (R-IN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Then, more than a year before the first presidential caucus, candidates from both parties are already officially declaring their intentions for the nation’s highest office. We will speak with Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, who is looking follow the path of several successful candidates who went from the Governor’s mansion to the White House. What is Vilsack’s domestic agenda, does he have the national security experience to compete in the post-9/11 world and what can he do to overcome his underdog status and take on frontrunners like Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? We will discuss the whole spectrum of issues with Gov. Vilsack.

Our FOX News Sunday panel will then remember the life and legacy of President Gerald Ford. We will be joined by Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

Finally, FOX News Sunday will remember the life of the nation’s 38th President with a live report from the Capitol, where Americans will be paying their final respects, as well as a special video tribute.

So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,

Chris Wallace