Topics and Guests for Friday, Feb. 14

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.

Feb. 14:

Will President Bush proceed with war plans for Iraq without the French, German, Belgian, Russian and Chinese support?
• Dr. Nile Gardiner of the Heritage Foundation 

Intensive planning is already under way to stabilize and rebuild Iraq in the event of military action
• Retired Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney, FNC military analyst

He is considered the second most wanted man after Usama bin Laden. Khalid Sheik Mohammed helped plan Sept. 11 and some fear he is now trying to mastermind new attacks
Simon Reeve, author of The New Jackals

Congress approves a new spending bill that was four months late, weighed in at 32 pounds, took up more than 3,000 pages and totaled nearly $400 billion with a little something for everybody
• Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have been named as defendants in a federal lawsuit claiming that a war with Iraq would be illegal and unconstitutional
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change