Next week President Obama aims to take charge of the health care debate with a prime time speech to Congress.
Sunday, we’ll get an exclusive preview from White House Press Secretary and top Obama advisor Robert Gibbs. What’s Obama’s strategy going forward?
Next, a special health care roundtable with former Senate Majority leaders Tom Daschle and Bob Dole, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), chairman of the House Republican Conference and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Daschle and Dole laid out a bipartisan health care reform plan earlier this year. But this week Daschle advised that if Republicans and Democrats can’t agree, Democrats should go it alone, while Dole recommended that it was time for the President to start over.
Then to our roundtable. George Will made big news this week with his Washington Post column "Time to Get Out of Afghanistan.” Two weeks ago George told me on ‘This Week’ that the US counterterrorism strategy was off the mark. “Clear, hold, build. They can't hold it because they can't stay there,” Will said. “And when they leave, the Taliban comes back. Therefore, what's the point in clearing? I think the American people are right about this.”
His column on Afghanistan – and now one on Iraq- have provoked a lot of debate even a rebuttal from the Secretary of Defense. We’ll debate Iraq and the rest of the week’s politics with ABC’s Matthew Dowd, The Nation’s Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times and of course George Will.
You won't want to miss this. See you Sunday.