THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS
The key topic of conversation this week on almost all the programmes will be President Bush's decision to send more military personnel into Iraq, and the growing opposition on nearly all sides to that idea.
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: U.S. Senators Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D - DE) and Richard Lugar (R - IN) will discuss the debate over Iraq. Also, Congressman and newly announced presidential candidate Duncan Hunter (D - CA) will appear to talk about his bid for the White House. And the roundtable will include former Pentagon spokesperson Torie Clarke, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post, ABC News White House correspondent Martha Raddatz, and conservative columnist George Will in a discussion of the week's politics.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: The Plan for Iraq will be discussed with three U.S. Senators: Jim Webb (D - VA), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R - KY), and Arlen Specter (D - PA).
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Will the political debate in Washington have an effect with what's happening in Bagdhad? That question will be pondered with U.S. Senators Jay Rockfeller (D - WV / Intelligence Committee Chairman), Jon Kyl (R - AZ), and Christopher Dodd (D - CT / Presidential Candidate). Also on board: former Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele of Maryland, a former Republican, and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Sam Brownback (R - KS) will discuss Iraq and his White House bid. And will the Iraq issue simply be the first salvo of many between the President and the Democratic controlled Congress? That will be discussed with U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (I - CT)
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: Discussing Iraq: U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D - NY), and David Vitter (R - LA), Michael J. Gerson of the Council of Foreign Relations, and Ken Pollack of the Brookings Institution. And on the set: former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) to discuss his plans for 2008...will he run, or not?
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: The panel will consist of CBS News National Political Correspondent Gloria Borger, Howard Fineman of Newsweek, Time magazine's Ana Marie Cox, and Andrew Sullivan of Time and The New Republic. They will discuss wheather Republicans in Congress will continue to abandon President Bush on Iraq, and if U.S. Senator and likely GOP presidential candidate John McCain (R - AZ) will be the "odd man out" on Iraq.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco and State Senator Mike Fasano (R - New Port Richey) will be this week's guests.