Diane and her guests talk about the shifting justifications for the war in Iraq, how U.S. operations and the political process are being handled today, and how both have reflected on U.S. foreign policy and the nation’s role in the international community.

*This segment will begin with a short update on Federal Reserve chairman nominee Ben S. Bernanke.


  • Thomas Schlesinger executive director, Financial Markets Center
  • Bill Kristol editor of "The Weekly Standard" and "The Weekly Standard : A Reader: 1995-2005."
  • Jeffrey Goldberg national correspondent, The Atlantic and author of "Prisoners: A Story of friendship and Terror"
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Counselor and Trustee at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He served as National Security Advisor to President Carter from 1977 to 1981. His most recent book, 'America and the World,' was co-authored with Brent Scowcroft.
  • Allan Meltzer professor,political economy, Carnegie Mellon School of Business, visiting scholar, American Enterprise Institute and author of "A History of the Federal Reserve"

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