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There were desperate hours this week for the Iraq war effort. A president with all-time low popularity insisted the war can be won, and Congress should keep its hands off. The House voted in rebuke, just hours later, to require withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq by April.

We got more big claims of executive privilege by the White House. The Surgeon General gave a warning cry for science. John McCain's campaign is in trouble. The food and drug czar in China was executed. And a family values Republican Senator confessed sin with the DC Madame.

This hour On Point: our roundtable goes behind the headlines.


Karen Tumulty, national political reporter for Time magazine;
Stephen Spruiell, staff writer for National Review and National Review Online;

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on July 13, 2007.


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