President Bush is threatening to veto any attempts by members of Congress to set a date for withdrawal from Iraq “without regard to conditions on the ground or the recommendations of commanders.” Diane and her guests talk about the military/strategic implications of proposals to abandon the strategy behind the “surge” and get U.S. troops out of Iraq.


  • Gen. Wesley Clark Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and author of "A Time To Lead," "Waging Modern War" and "Winning Modern Wars."
  • Lawrence Korb Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration
  • Kimberly Kagan President of the Institute for the Study of War in Washington; affiliate of the Olin Institute of Strategic Studies at Harvard University; author, "The Eye of Command"
  • Erik Swabb Former Marine infantry officer and a veteran of the war in Iraq. He's a member of Vets for Freedom.

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