By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN'S QUOTE OF THE DAY
Brian on chemical weapons on the Middle East: "I cannot figure out why Assad, after struggling for a year and a half from the insurgency that grew and the rebels that are uniting, has gotten on top of them lately. And most everyone thinks the rebels - whoever they are - are losing. And now he's using chemical weapons? Almost daring the west to step in? Going across the President's red line at least two times?"
Producer NORMA PERCY talked to Brian about the National Geographic documentary America vs. Iraq, which premieres tonight at 9pm! Percy gave an inside account on the decision-making behind the Iraq war and interviewed many people that were close to Saddam Hussein, who explained what was happening in Saddam's regime. She also said she even got an interview with an individual in the Saddam regime that had never spoken on western television before.
ED HENRY, FOX's Chief White House Correspondent, talked to Brian about President Obama's lack of comments on the murder in Oklahoma of 23 year-old Australian Christopher Lane. Henry said that Obama has to be very careful with what he weighs in on in the future. "He's got to be very careful what he weighs in on, because then now when he doesn't weigh in on others, people notice," Henry explained. Later, Brian and Ed talked golfing with President Bush and Greg Norman!
REP. PETER KING (R-NY) talked to Brian about whether or not we're on the cusp of seeing some military action from President Obama. King said he thinks we are going to take some action, but it is not going to be easy, nor is there a simple answer to what's going on in the Middle East. "I just don't want people to think there's an easy answer here, this is not going to be like Kosovo or Bosnia," King explained.
Anchor of Special Report, BRET BAIER, talked to Brian about Syria and who is pushing for action in the White House. Baier agreed with Brian that unlike the Bush administration where everyone's stance was made clear, there are many key figures that are unpredictable. He went on to cite Susan Rice and Samantha Power as examples. Baier also talked to Brian about the NSA and Edward Snowden. He said that it is becoming more and more evident that Snowden took a lot of information with him.
JAMES ROSEN, FOX's Chief Washington Correspondent, talked to Brian about the possibility of military action from the U.S. in the Middle East. Rosen said we are likely to see some type of military action soon, but it is going to be fairly limited in scope. "The military analysts I talk to tell me that it's going to be what they call sort of "feel good bombing," where... it's going to be enough to persuade public consciousness over this horrific act... but it's not going to materially affect the military positions on the ground of the regime or certainly topple Assad from power."