‘This Week’ – 7/18/2010 – The Annotated Version

Jul 18, 2010 12:37pm

On "This Week" today we had an exclusive interview Vice President Joe Biden, which we conducted Friday in the Secretary of War suites in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

We talked about how the July 2011 transition in Afghanistan might only bring home in a couple thousand U.S. troops, the size of the stimulus package, his response to being disparaged by Gen. McChrystal in that Rolling Stone story, the NAACP's assertion that there are racist elements of the Tea Party movement and Democrats' chances in November.

You can read more about the comments of Iraqi Foreign Minister Hosham Zebari HERE.

The Rolling Stone story "Runaway General" about Gen. Stanley McChrystal can be read HERE.

The Enough Project covered the comments of US Special Envoy to the Sudan Maj. Gen. Scott Gration (Ret.) about the U.S.'s "waning influence" in the region HERE.

On our roundtable were George Will, former Bush White House communications director Nicolle Wallace (who has a new novel coming out called "Eighteen Acres") the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page, and former Clinton White House press secretary and Vanity Fair contributing editor Dee Dee Myers

You can read more on the poll that both Nicolle and I referenced HERE.

NAACP president Ben Jealous’s comments were made to ABC News for THIS STORY.

Tea Party leaders Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler’s op-ed in Politico can be read HERE. And Tobin Harshaw of the New York Times’ Opinionator blog has much more HERE.

We honored the memory of some fallen troops, and others of note, in In Memoriam: 

You can read the transcript HERE.

Thanks for watching!

-Jake Tapper

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