July 15, 2007

Our guests this week include:
Stephen Hadley, National Security Adviser
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Armed Services Committee Chair
Frederick Kagan, American Enterprise Institute

With an interim progress report showing lackluster security and political achievements from Iraq, President Bush is fighting to keep Republicans in line behind the war. Can the White House show more progress before the September deadline and will Congress give them the time they are demanding for the surge to show some progress? For answers on Iraq and a new intelligence report that says Al Qaeda has regained pre-9/11 capacity, we will turn to White House National Security Adviser, Stephen Hadley.

Then, the Democratic leadership is continuing to push for a withdrawal from Iraq, saying the current strategy is not working. With an increasing number of Republican defections on Iraq, does the latest Democratic effort to end the war have a chance to work? We will speak with a sponsor of a bill to bring the troops home and chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin.

Also, how much longer does the surge need to be in place before the U.S. sees some dividends? We'll talk with one of the architects and major advocates for the plan, Frederick Kagan.

Plus, our panel discusses whether the president successfully stopped the Republican revolt on Iraq and the week in 2008 politics. Joining us for the always lively discussion will be:

Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard
Fred Barnes Beltway Boys co-host
Mara Liasson of National Public Radio
Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist
Juan Williams of National Public Radio

FOX News Washington Managing Editor Brit Hume fills in for Chris this week, so Check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,

— Marty Ryan, Executive Producer