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Never mind snakes on a plane. We had radioactive jetliners this week, in the British spy murder scandal. We had the Pope in Turkey. We had troops in Iraq. We had the president in Amman — and it looked like as close as he could safely get to the chaos in Iraq.

The country is all ears for solutions, for the wise guidance of the Iraq Study Group but leaks on their upcoming report suggest no miracles. And leaks from the White House dumped all over Nuri al Maliki, al Sadr's man in Baghdad, whom President Bush then gave back-slapping praise as "the right guy for Iraq" — after Maliki stood the US President up for dinner.

This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines with top correspondents and you.


Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine

Barbara Slavin, senior diplomatic report for USA Today

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on December 1, 2006.


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