By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
Brian continues to analyze the latest news coming out of Boston and thinks that it was a big mistake to Mirandize 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. PLUS: Brian is not buying the latest story line, which claims that Dzhokhar was "only doing what his older brother told him to."
Ed Gillespie, Republican strategist, former RNC Chairman and former Counselor to President George W. Bush, weighed in on whether or not he thought it was alright for the public safety clause to evaporate yesterday with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Gillespie said that he thinks the decision came much too soon to read the young terrorist his Miranda rights: "It seems to me that that decision came much more quickly than it needed to." However, he explained that he knows from his experience that the White House has more information than the public has, so he is waiting to hear why they came to that conclusion so quickly.
Brian's co-host of FOX & Friends, Gretchen Carlson, also talked to Brian about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Miranda rights. Carlson said that questioning Tsarnaev before reading him his rights could come back and potentially be a problem. After 10 minutes of arguing with each other about this, the duo concluded they needed to speak to a lawyer.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani talked about what has changed since 9/11 in regards to terrorism and Islamic extremism. Mayor Giuliani explained that lately, "there seems to be more concern with making a mistake and designating the wrong person as a terrorist than in following up in a thorough way."
He went on to explain that if a foreign government gives you a warning that an individual may be a terrorist, our government officials have an obligation to follow up on that lead. "This fear of being politically incorrect is so great that it is holding back doing things that you rationally would do," Mayor Giuliani said.
Mike Ritland, Former Navy SEAL and author of Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines, talked to Brian about why he decided to join the military at the age of 17. Later, Ritland talked about his book and how he trains elite dogs for SEAL teams. "Their ability to use their nose to find explosives is one that you never want to be without," Ritland explained, "They can find people, they can find explosives, far faster and easier than we can." He said that overall, the dogs allow Navy SEALS to operate at a higher level and a more dynamic capacity.
Filmmaker and director of the documentary FrackNation, Phelim McAleer, talked to Brian about his film and why there is no great danger with fracking. "There has not been one example ever of fracking ever having contaminated water anywhere," McAleer exclaimed. He said if you look at the scientific results, you will see that the water is completely safe, even in places such as Pennsylvania, the supposed "wasteland" of fracking.
Co-host of The Five and former Press Secretary to George W. Bush, Dana Perino, weighed in on the Boston bombers and said that some serious questions need to be answered, such as why we weren't more on top of the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Perino referenced the story that came out today, which links Tamerlan to a triple murder after the Russians flagged him as an Islamic extremist. "This is not good enough for public safety," she exclaimed.
Jennifer Griffin, FOX News' National Security Correspondent, weighed in on the news that officials no longer believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had any overseas connections. She explained that our intelligence agencies are, "looking very carefully as to whether Tamerlan travelled on a false passport... while he was over in Russia and whether he went for training somewhere."
Ambassador John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, talked about the ramifications of Mirandizing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. "It means we're not going to learn anything more about the real background of this terrorist attack in Boston by not treating him as an enemy combatant," Bolton explained.