PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, told CNN in an interview Thursday that the surge in Iraq "has not accomplished its goal," and the first item on her agenda after the recess will be the war in Iraq.
When the House reconvenes in September, Pelosi says Iraq will be "front and center."
She also told CNN that there will be a new "political standard" set for the war, the surge, and the Iraqi government.
Speaker Pelosi also offered a prediction for the 2008 congressional elections, proclaiming, "I have absolutely no doubt that we will keep the majority in the House and grow it."
- CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai