By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN'S QUOTE OF THE DAY
Brian on saying "Allah Akbar": "Allah Akbar a Jihad call... I think it's a big deal. We all know it's a Jihadist call. You can go Google that... When you scream that after shooting down a plane, for the most part, we think of Major Hasan yelling it right before he killed all those at Fort Hood; we think of Mohamed Atta yelling it right before he slammed those planes into buildings."
ANDREW MCCARTHY, author of Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, gave his reaction to the way Obama has been handling Syria. "I don't think he's handled it well, but I do think that a lot of my friends on the right overstate the case when they say that he... is responsible for the mess over there," McCarthy exclaimed.
He also commented on Egypt and said it is a mistake to equate Islamic Supremacism with the Muslim Brotherhood. "This is the same Egypt that eight months ago votes two-to-one for a Sharia Constitution. It wasn't imposed on them by the Muslim Brotherhood, they voted for it," McCarthy said.
LELAND VITTERT, a FOX News Correspondent based in Jerusalem, weighed in on why Israel has not said much regarding the conflict in Syria. "Israelis are much more used to 'doing' than they are to 'talking,'" Vittert explained, "They just kind of go off and do things. They don't really talk about it. Most of the time they won't even confirm it after the fact." He said that a lot of people in Israel are really shocked at the way that Obama has been handling things, and Israeli officials have called Obama a coward.
FOX News Sunday host CHRIS WALLACE weighed in on the President's comments saying he was not the one who set the red line. "It's preposterous," Wallace said, "Who do you believe, the President or the video tape?"
FRED BURTON AND SAMUEL KATZ, authors of Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, talked to Brian about their groundbreaking book. The duo explained that one major find they reveal in their book is that the security in Benghazi at the temporary diplomatic facility on 9/11 was subpar. "One of the mistakes that we know occurred was there were no smoke hoods there," Katz explained, "Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith, the information officer, died of smoke inhalation. If they had had smoke hoods there, that would've bought them some time and all of probability saved their lives."
CHERYL CASONE, anchor on the FOX Business Network, explained to Brian why the conflict with Syria is affecting the oil market when they don't have much of the natural resource to begin with. "The instability of the region is what's impacting oil prices," Casone explained. She said that the prices could be worse if we weren't producing oil in America. "The gains that we're seeing in prices, whether it's oil or gasoline... could be a lot worse than it is now."