Floods and heat this week in the Midwest. The space shuttle back on Earth. Wall Street calmed for the moment. And the big guns coming out on Iraq.
Top Democrats and Republicans call for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki to step down. Maliki fires back that he can "find friends elsewhere" if Washington goes south on him. Republican John Warner calls for U.S. troop withdrawals by Christmas. And President Bush draws an explicit and explosive parallel between Iraq and Vietnam.
This hour, On Point: Maneuvering over the war and a week in the news.
Matthew Continetti, associate editor at The Weekly Standard
Anna Mulrine, Pentagon correspondent and senior editor at U.S. News & World Report
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic
This program aired on August 24, 2007.