Shifting Focus in the War on Terror

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President Bush has often said that Iraq is the "central front" in the war on terror.  Barack Obama says it's Afghanistan, and even Defense Secretary Robert Gates seems to be coming around to that point of view. But no easy transition is possible from one to the other. Also, the UAW agrees to reopen contract talks as automakers go back to Capitol Hill. On Reporter's Notebook, if President Bush’s greatest surprise was the war in Iraq, what was his greatest regret?

Banner image: US Army soldiers patrol past a mountain village in the rugged Spira mountains in Khost province, along the Afghan-Pakistan Border, directly across the border from Pakistan's lawless Waziristan region. Photo: David Furst/AFP/Getty Images



Warren Olney