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Wait until September, the country was told again and again. Wait until September to hear about the surge and Iraq.

Wait until September to hear from the generals. It was all September ... until yesterday. Now, it's November, we're told, before any real conclusions can be drawn on the war.

Senate Democrats, pushing all night, couldn't break Republicans away from the president. So, on we go.

We've got the world's largest nuclear plant in trouble in Japan, a nuclear theft attempt in Tennessee, and Rupert Murdoch on the homestretch to buy Dow Jones.

This hour On Point: we go behind this week's big headlines.


Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Maraget Talev, national congressional correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on July 20, 2007.


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