February 4, 2007
On FOX News Sunday this week: A new National Intelligence Estimate paints a bleak picture of the reality on the ground in Iraq as the White House defends the new plan for victory. While the President asked lawmakers to give the policy a chance to work, Republican and Democratic critics continued to blast the proposal as a new report revealed that the White House may not have been forthright about the number of additional troops it plans to send to Iraq. With legislators planning a vote of no confidence in President Bush's plan for next week, can the new strategy help stabilize Iraq or is it too late to curb the violence? We will discuss the latest developments out of Washington and Baghdad with key U.S. Senators and military veterans.
Our guests this week include:
• Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), Senate Armed Services Committee
• Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Senate Armed Services Committee
First, we will speak with one of the more intriguing new figures on the political landscape and a point-person for Democrats on the war in Iraq. Last week, Senator Jim Webb delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Union address and warned that if President Bush does not take the "right kind of action" in Iraq, Democrats "will be showing him the way." A Vietnam veteran and former Navy Secretary, the war is uniquely personal for Webb with his son Jimmy currently serving as an infantry Marine in Iraq. As the war heads into it's fifth year, we will ask one of the more outspoken critics of U.S. strategy in Iraq for his take on the path forward in Iraq. What is the Democratic alternative to the President's surge plan and how far is Congress willing to go to shape Iraq policy? Will Congressional Democrats consider capping troop levels or cutting off funds for the war? In an exclusive interview, Sen. Webb speaks with FOX News Sunday.
Then, we will turn to one of the major advocates for the troop increase and a leading supporter of the President's latest plan to turn the tide in Iraq, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Will war opponents be successful in passing a resolution to condemn the President's plan and what impact will it have on the new strategy? And, is the surge plan the President's last chance to win the war with dwindling support from lawmakers and the American public?
Our FOX News Sunday panel will then analyze the latest happenings in a 2008 presidential race that is already heating up. We will be joined by our panel regulars: FOX News Washington Managing Editor Brit Hume, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
Finally, we bring you a special power player this week as we all prepare to watch the Super Bowl — a fallen football star making his big comeback in the nation's capitol in a new game — politics.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,