By Mary C. Rydzeski
Brian on the latest surrounding Edward Snowden: "Do you still think this clown is a hero? Really? When you're on the side of Julian Assange, I think you've got a problem."
New York Post Columnist MICHAEL GOODWIN talked about his latest column, "What, Obama Worry?" "There are two different Obamas: The one who cares about something and the one who doesn't." Goodwin says the two different Obamas that come out stem from the President's priorities. "He's confused, and I think a lot of that goes to the heart of, 'What are his priorities?' And his priorities are transforming America."
CPL. BRANDON UNIS, featured in the National Geographic Channel's "Battleground Afghanistan" talked to Brian about his time in Afghanistan in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines. Unis explained that his unit was doing a "pretty serious mission" last year, which was why the National Geographic show decided to feature them in their new show. "We were pretty much going behind enemy lines," Unis explained.
He went on to say that one of the greatest challenges of getting behind enemy lines with the Taliban was flying in. "You feel kind of defenseless up there in that helicopter when they're shooting rockets... at you," Unis said, "You can't fight back really."
Host of Justice with Judge Jeanine, JEANINE PIRRO, stopped by and weighed in on the George Zimmerman trial. Pirro explained that Zimmerman should be hoping for the jury to be perfectly clear on the facts and what the theory of proof is. She said the most important element of the trial right now is Zimmerman's head injury. "How seriously was he injured?" Pirro asked, "Then, the question is, was that injury so severe that he needed to use deadly physical force? And was he reasonable in his use of deadly physical force? Did he have to kill Trayvon?"
ARTHUR HERMAN, historian and author of Freedom's Forge, talked to Brian about the actions President Obama has taken with the Edward Snowden case. "All of this NSA hysteria... and fear mongering that goes with it, a lot of it springs from the fact that we have a president whose good faith on these kinds of matters is very shaky," Herman explained. He went on to agree with Brian that more is changing now than any time in recent history since the Berlin Wall fell. "I think we are really living through historic times," he exclaimed.
Special Report anchor BRET BAIER talked to Brian about the President's current trip in Tanzania, which is occurring at the same time as former President George W. Bush's trip to the east African country. Baier said that in a press conference this morning, Obama commended Bush's work in Africa with PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), and considers it a "crowning achievement" for Bush.
FOX's Chief White House Correspondent, ED HENRY, called in and talked to Brian from TANZANIA! Henry explained that Obama and Bush are planning on getting together on Tuesday in a "rare moment of bipartisanship." Henry said that although the Bush's booked their trip to Africa first, this is a bonus for Obama to have the former POTUS here because "it helps them make the point... that this isn't just about President Obama pushing this agenda for Africa, it's something that President Bush believes strongly in as well."
JAMES ROSEN, Chief Washington Correspondent, talked to Brian from Gettysburg, PA where they are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg! Rosen explained some of the more significant innovations that came with the Battle of Gettysburg, citing innovations such as the telegraph machine. Rosen said that this was, "the first time that information could travel faster than by the speed of a man or horse. Some really place the Civil War as the first information-age event."