September 16, 2007

Our guests this week include:

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Senator Joe Biden (D-DE),Foreign Relations Committee Chairman/Presidential Candidate

President Bush and his top general tell the nation that the surge is paying dividends, bringing security to Iraq and they plan to begin withdrawing troops by December. However, critics are calling their reports and figures into question as the Iraqi government continues to fail to meet key political benchmarks according to the latest White House report. Has the president regained the momentum in the Iraq debate, and will the plans to bring some troops home convince skeptics on Capitol Hill that the surge needs more time to succeed? We'll examine the steps ahead in Iraq with the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Then, the reaction from Capitol Hill. Will Democrats ever be able to capitalize on public dissatisfaction with the war and their majorities in both houses of Congress and end the war? Or will they have to wait for General David Petraeus to return to Washington in six months and deliver another progress report? We will hear from Democratic presidential candidate and the powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Joe Biden, who just returned from his eighth trip to Iraq.

Plus, our panel analyzes the state of the Iraq debate after the big week of testimony. Joining us for the always lively discussion will be:

Brit Hume, of FOX News
Nina Easton, of Fortune Magazine
Juan Williams, of National Public Radio
Bill Kristol, of Weekly Standard

Finally, we will speak with the man in charge of the surge and turning things around in the war in Iraq. General David Petraeus is our power player of the week.

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

Chris Wallace