Topics and Guests for Monday, Jan. 27

Veteran newscaster John Gibson gets to the core of the most salient issues facing America today as host of FNC's hard-hitting primetime show The Big Story with John Gibson, airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano and in-depth field reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

Jan. 27:

Now that U.N. arms inspectors have briefed the Security Council on Iraq, President Bush has to make a choice about whether to go to war or not
David Scheffer of the U.N. Association of the U.S.A.

A central question without a definite answer is whether Iraq has a direct link to Al Qaeda. Secretary of State Colin Powell says yes, Saddam Hussein says no
Jane Corbin, BBC reporter and author of Al Qaeda: The Terror Network that Threatens the World

Saddam and his inner circle may be tried as war criminals once they're removed from power, but some U.S. law professors are warning President Bush that he, too, might be charged with war crimes
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

President Bush has plenty of critics who would love to write him off as a lightweight, but some of those critics are now taking a closer look and finding some substance behind his politics and policies
Jake Tapper, political writer for

Iraq insists it has fully cooperated with U.N. weapons inspectors, but Hans Blix points out that Saddam has a long history of doing just enough to get us off his back. So what's the butcher of Baghdad's game plan this time?
Patrick Clawson, deputy director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

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