Opinions in the United States' once-friendly ally Turkey have turned negative in the wake of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and continued violence that is threatening Turkey's border. NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Istanbul.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pledged to provide Iraq with whatever security is necessary to prevent its struggling neighbor from descending into civil war. Ahmadinejad made the offer during a visit Monday from Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
When President Bush recently traveled to Vietnam for a meeting with Asian leaders, he was asked what lessons the Vietnam war offered for Iraq. Analysts discuss tactical and political comparisons between the two wars.
Crowds in Lebanon paid their respects to Pierre Gemayel, the Christian Cabinet minister who was gunned down in Beirut this week. In the wake of the assassination of the prominent anti-Syrian leader, analysts discuss threats to stability in Lebanon.
President Bush said the United States is "winning" in Iraq and urged against a fixed timetable for withdrawal from the country. Political journalists E.J. Dionne and Rich Lowry discuss the possible political ramifications of the president's policy.
Over the years, Hollywood has created many blockbuster films on U.S. wars and its warriors. With liaison offices with the entertainment industry, the American military often plays a role in helping to create and craft its depiction.
Political analysts discuss how recent revelations about the Iraq war and messages former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., sent to congressional interns may impact the upcoming midterm elections and possibly shift the balance of power in Congress.
Washington Post editor Bob Woodward's new book, "State of Denial", critiques the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq and how officials presented the need to go to war to the American public.
Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, expressed optimism about the situation in Iraq, saying the country is moving toward stability despite reports of growing sectarian violence.
Analysts Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru discuss political stories of the week, including comments made by two prominent Republicans criticizing the Bush administration on its handling of the war in Iraq.
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