February 11, 2007
On Fox News Sunday this week: An exclusive interview with Douglas Feith, the man at the center of a controversial new report criticizing the Pentagon’s pre-war intelligence. Did the Defense Department cherry-pick intelligence in the lead up to the war in Iraq or was it merely providing another perspective?
Meanwhile, Republicans halt the much-anticipated Senate debate on Iraq, blocking a vote on a non-binding resolution opposing President Bush’s troop surge. But there are indications that the Democrats may now be planning to block the surge with more forceful, binding legislation. As the military launches the new security plan, we will address the latest news out of Iraq with the Senate’s top Republican and one of the Democratic point-people on the war.
Our guests this week include:
· Douglas Feith, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
· Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader
· Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), Armed Services Committee
First, the Pentagon’s Inspector General issues a report criticizing the Pentagon for issuing “alternative intelligence assessments” in the lead up to the war in Iraq linking Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. Did the Pentagon inappropriately produce it’s own intelligence and mislead the White House and the country into war or was it merely questioning CIA intelligence in an effort to better inform the President? For answers we will speak exclusively with the man in the middle of the firestorm, Douglas Feith, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.
Then, a week of finger-pointing and posturing follows the Senate Republican move to block a debate on the war in Iraq. With a number of competing resolutions offering varying degrees of support and opposition to the President’s plan still on the table, what is the next move for the Senate and when will it make a statement on the war? Settling in as the minority, are Republicans now employing the same “obstructionist” tactics they once criticized the Democrats of using during the last 12 years? In an exclusive interview, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks with FNS.
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) will then join us for the other side. We will discuss the new Pentagon report on pre-war intelligence as well as what is ahead for the Senate Iraq debate? All that and more with Senator Reed.
Plus, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) formally launches his campaign. We will have a live report from the campaign trail and analysis by our Fox News Sunday panel. This week: Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, the Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot and Fortune Magazine Washington Bureau Chief Nina Easton.
Finally, our power player this week has given us all a front row seat at some of the biggest D.C. trials in the last two decades — Courtroom artist William Hennessy.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,