By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
MOVING FORWARD - Now that the city of Boston can take a deep breath, Brian looks into what steps the country needs to take in order to put this terrible tragedy behind us.
Bret Baier, anchor of Special Report, talked to Brian about the busy news week. "It felt like a month," Baier exclaimed. The duo also debated whether or not Dzhokhar intentionally ran over his older brother, Tamerlan, with the car. "It is possible the brother meant to kill the older brother," Baier said.
Michael Goodwin, New York Post columnist and FOX News Contributor, talked to Brian about his latest column entitled "Fighting Thugs with Hugs." Goodwin said that the President's speech Friday night after the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev started out very strong, but went downhill from there: "...He segued into a lecture about how we all can't rush to judgment... about the motivation of these individuals or entire groups of people." He explained that while Obama calls them terrorists, he refuses to make a connection with the Islamic religion.
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey talked to Brian about 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Mukasey said that we should "keep at it," and continue to communicate with Dzhokhar for as long as possible, going against what many have recommended, including Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). "It's perfectly constitutional to keep on questioning him until we get every ounce of useful information out of him," Mukasey said. He went on to explain that although there is a chance officials may not be able to use any statements Dzhokhar makes in court, there is more than enough evidence that can be used in court against him.
Political consultant Mary Matalin talked to Brian about the Boston bombing suspects. She said that there is no way the two Tsarnaev brothers did this by themselves. "If you think these guys did this on their own... think again," Matalin warned.
She went on to clarify why everyone needs to stop identifying them as terrorists tied to a particular country: "We call them Russian, we call them Chechen... this is not a nation-state enemy; this is an asymmetrical, order-less, martyr-crazed, choosing-death Jihad... It all goes to the same philosophical foundation, which is hatred of freedom."
Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, talked to Brian about his bestselling book. Duhigg explained that every habit has three components: A cue, or trigger for an automatic behavior to start; a routine, which is the behavior itself; and a reward. "It's by looking at the cues and the rewards, that's really how we change these automatic patterns in our lives," he said. Duhigg also explained why our brains have a natural instinct to latch onto routines, and how this differs from person to person.
Bo Dietl, FOX News Contributor and former NYPD Detective, talked to Brian about the Boston bombing. "Do I think the FBI dropped the ball? ... I'm sorry to say... but I think that the ball was dropped. How many times do you think the Russian KGB calls up our FBI to tell them to look at this guy?" Dietl said.
James Rosen, Chief Washington Correspondent and host of The Foxhole, weighed in on whether or not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be read his Miranda rights. Rosen also talked about the day of the bombing, and explained that he doesn't understand why the FBI released images to the public of the two suspects in order to get help identifying them. Rosen said that the FBI had very high-resolution images, and should have been able to identify the suspects themselves.