A partisan divide plagues Congress' ability to reach a consensus on if and when the United States should begin withdrawing troops from Iraq. The NewsHour reports on the ongoing debate.
Congress returned from its August recess to a series of reports assessing progress in Iraq, including one that found the Iraqi government is having trouble meeting most U.S.-set benchmarks. Four House members who spent time in Iraq discuss the situation.
Virginia Republican Sen. John Warner called on President Bush Thursday to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq in time for Christmas. Warner explains his comments and outlook on Iraq.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has faced criticism over the Democrats' inability to force change on the Iraq war. In an interview, she talks about the Democratic war strategy and other issues.
As the Senate debated different proposals for redeploying troops from Iraq, the National Intelligence Estimate revealed that al-Qaida is regrouping despite the war on terrorism. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's events.
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as the first post-Saddam Hussein U.S. ambassador to Iraq, discusses calls for an expanded U.N. role in Iraq, among other issues.
A series of conversations about what may happen in Iraq after U.S. troops leave begins with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., who has proposed redeploying troops within 120 days.
As President Bush said Wednesday that he would veto a new limited Iraq war funding bill, Sens. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Evan Bayh, D-Ind., drafted legislation that would require benchmarks for the Iraqi government. The senators discuss their bill.
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