Guest Host: Susan Page

Republican senator and presidential candidate John McCain claims most U.S. troops could be out of Iraq by 2013 and that Iraq will be a functioning democracy, if he’s elected president. Analysis of the candidate’s remarks and the ongoing debate between Congress and the White House in the run up to the November presidential election.


  • Lt. Gen. William Odom (Ret.) U.S. Army-Ret., former director of the National Security Agency and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Kenneth Pollack Director of research at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution; author of "The Persian Puzzle: the Conflict between Iran and America;" former director for Persian Gulf Affairs and former director for Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council; former Iran-Iraq military analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Ben Pershing Congressional reporter for the Washington Post and author of "Capitol Briefing" at
  • Susan Rice Senior foreign policy adviser to Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign
  • Randy Scheunemann Senior foreign policy adviser to Senator John McCain's presidential campaign

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