By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN'S QUOTE OF THE DAY
Brian ranting on the Middle East: "They say this is the week where America goes on vacation. Not a lot goes on. Please! Are you kidding me? Not a lot goes on? You see how the Middle East is in flames? And I am not using a rhetorical flourish. It is in flames! What is more brutal: What's happening in Egypt or Syria? You make the call!"
MAJOR CHRIS NAGEL, Marine Corps Prosecutor, talked to Brian about Bradley Manning, who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act in July and has asked to go to prison as a woman. Nagel said that Manning - Chelsea E. Manning - will not see any difference in her sentence at all, and that personal issues and feelings don't matter in this case.
FOX News Anchor AINSLEY EARHARDT talked to Brian about Christopher Lane, the Australian man who was shot and killed this week by three teens in Oklahoma. Earhardt said she did not think this was a race issue. "I think this is more about where are the parents," she said, "Where are their parents in all of this?"
Former REP. PETER HOEKSTRA, who was one of the first individuals to know about the NSA program, talked to Brian about the uproar and controversy surrounding the NSA. Hoekstra said he is not surprised at all. "When Snowden released all of the information, I expected that that would be explosive," Hoekstra exclaimed.
AMBASSADOR JOHN BOLTON weighed in on Jen Psaki's comments on UN Ambassador Samantha Power not showing up to Wednesday's UN Security Council emergency meeting. Bolton said that Psaki "really needs a little education" and that the State Department really didn't do itself any good by not answering the question straightforward.
Later, Brian asked Ambassador Bolton how he would answer the question, "When you do go on vacation, where are you, on a personal trip or on vacation?" Bolton said, "If you're not in New York when something happens and you're the UN ambassador, you ought to explain why you're not there. Maybe you're on a mission for the President, maybe you took your first vacation in five years. Why don't you just tell the truth? What's so hard about that?"
FOX News Digital Politics Editor CHRIS STIREWALT weighed in on the report that President Obama's team is divided on what to do next in Syria. "It's true," Stirewalt exclaimed, "It's unarguable that Syria is a thorough-going disaster."
Stirewalt also talked about UN Ambassador Power not showing up for the UN Security Council emergency meeting, "It opens the administration to the criticism that number one, they're not serious about what they say on Syria, and number two, they say that the UN is the vehicle on this. Well if the UN is the vehicle, how come the UN ambassador is not bird-dogging this thing to a greater degree?"
ROYALYN REID, an expert on race relations, weighed in on the killing of Christopher Lane in Oklahoma. Reid said that the biggest thing we can do to help falls into two categories. One, we have to look at the system. "What's going on in our system?" Reid asked. The other part has to do with the individual and our perspective, and not discounting their outlook simply because we don't understand it.
Expert movie critic KEVIN MCCARTHY talked to Brian about the news that Ben Affleck will be playing the new Batman. McCarthy also talked to Brian about the upcoming movie You're Next, which brings a unique perspective to the horror genre and all the movies you must see that are coming out in theaters!