February 18, 2007
On FOX News Sunday this week: New accusations of Iranian meddling in Iraq as Congress takes up resolutions rebuking President Bush’s troop increase.
While the House and Senate look to condemn the new Iraq plan, war critics are pledging to increase pressure on the White House to end the war by passing more restrictive legislation. But there might be signs the surge is paying some dividends as U.S. troops saw success during their first sweeps through Baghdad this week. What are the next steps in Iraq and what will Congress do next as war critics promise to do what it takes to bring the war to a close? Is a constitutional crisis approaching over war authority?
We will speak with the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a potential 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate.
Our guests this week include:
• Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee
• Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Former Speaker of the House
First, the U.S. Senate schedules a special session this weekend to debate a new resolution condemning the plans for a troop surge. After failing to pass a more popular resolution last week, what do Democrats hope to achieve this time around as they seek to again send a message to the White House? Caught between Republicans accusing them of undercutting the troops and the more liberal wing of the party arguing that they are not going far enough, what will Democrats do next? Is Rep. John Murtha’s (D-PA) plan for a binding measure to limit troop deployments and slowly end the war the answer? We will discuss the latest developments in an exclusive interview with Senator Carl Levin (D-MI).
Then, we will turn to a leading Republican voice and potential 2008 presidential candidate who is stressing the high stakes of the war on terrorism, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. With the latest U.S. intelligence alleging that top Iranian officials are providing deadly arms to the Iraqi insurgency, how can the U.S. deal with the emerging threat from Iran? Meanwhile, Democrats on the homefront are looking to clamp down on the White House. What impact will the Congressional resolutions have on the next stage in the war in Iraq? We will turn to Gingrich for answers.
This week’s diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea and the latest news in the war on terror will then be among the topics debated by our Fox News Sunday panel regulars. We will be joined by 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, as basketball’s most talented play in the NBA All-Star Game Sunday, our power player will be on the sidelines coaching the Eastern Conference. A turn-around artist who has done his own bit of magic to quickly transform the Washington Wizards from perennial losers into winners, we will speak with Wizards Head Coach Eddie Jordan.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next Fox News Sunday,