For President Bush, the Best Week of His Second Term

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The death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, yesterday's trip to Iraq and news that Karl Rove won't be indicted have created a new mood at the Bush White House. The President was upbeat today in a long chat with reporters. He showed great confidence after his dramatic visit with Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad, but acknowledged that a lot will depend on the leadership of the new Prime Minister. Iraq will be a major factor in this November's elections and it could determine which party controls the Congress. We look at security in Baghdad with John Burns of the New York Times, and discuss how activity in Iraq could impact the November election with political, foreign policy and media analysts. (An extended version of this discussion aired earlier today on To the Point.)
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President Bush meets with Prime Minister Maliki in Baghdad

President's press conference on his trip to Iraq

Burns' article on President Bush's trip to Iraq

Barry Posen's (Boston Review) article on Iraq exit strategy

San Francisco Chronicle article on split among Democrats over Iraq

Brian Katilus (of Center for American Progress) on why we should leave Iraq

South Central Farmers



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