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The American world was lit by fire this week. From coast to coast, television put the devastating roar of California wildfire on the national hearth.

But in the light of that fire, there's much else to consider. Huge new requests for war funding, and a $2.4 trillion dollar projected price tag on Iraq and Afghanistan.

Washington laying the "terror-supporter" brand — and sanctions — on the elite wing of Iran's military.

Home sales plunge again, China launches its first lunar probe, the World Series is off and running.

Up next, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.Guests:

Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ruben Navarrette, editorial writer and board member at The San Diego Union-Tribune and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group.

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

This program aired on October 26, 2007.


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